FAST Advisory Program


Program Sponsors

AbbottAmgenJohnson and JohnsonLillyOnyx
Session Sponsor
BayerMorrisson Foerster


CLSA is pleased to offer the Fellows All-Star Team (FAST) Advisory Program, a team-based business advising program that connects qualified startups with the strength and experience of the world’s leading life science cluster. The program draws on a high-level team of advisors to provide experience, contacts and counsel to qualified applicants, and is made possible through the generous support of Abbott Diabetes, Bayer Healthcare, Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and Onyx-Amgen.

In 15 months of operations, three FAST program cycles have generated over 1,300 advisory hours valued at over $328,000 for the 15 companies who have been through the program. Since participating in FAST, these companies have raised over $25 million and created 25 new jobs.

The FAST Advisory Program provides select entrepreneurs with the intensive team review and coaching to perfect their business model, product development plans, and to build a compelling commercialization strategy. Experienced entrepreneurs, product and business experts (which may include clinical development, regulatory, reimbursement and business development specialists) will advise selected Fellows during an 8-week program, culminating in a Final FAST Showcase to a broad audience that includes potential investors.

Spring 2015 FAST Companies
Magnetic Insight
Vanguard Therapeutics