FAST Advisory Program

BayBio FAST Advisory Program

FAST Sponsors

BayBio 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, and Pfizer.

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 Pitch Showcase to a broad audience that includes potential investors.

Senior Program Advisor
Steve Karp  
Reviewers & Advisors
Fabrice Beretta
Miro Brajenovic
Michelle Chen
Jule Cherrington
Nathan Collins
Nipun Davar
Anthony DeLizza
Stephanie Diaz
June Fallon
Angela Lee Foreman
Becky Foster
Karl Handelsman
Laurence J. Hyman
Jill Iacopi
Sunil Joshi
Ritu Lal
Christine Larson
June Lee
Ann Mead
Chris Meda
Gail Maderis
Zak Megeed
Thorsten Melcher
Vivek Mittal
Dave Nellesen
Michael O’Donnell
Rahul Pathak
Wouter Roorda
Terry Rosen
Premal Shah
Andrew Simmons
Edward Spack
Julie Taylor
Alex Tilson
M J Whitehouse


Program Timeline
February 21 – Applications Due
Weeks of March 3 and March 10 – Pitches to reviewers. (A chosen subset of FAST applicants will present to the FAST Review Panel)
Late March – Selection notices distributed
April 17 – FAST Opening Pitch Showcase
April 21 – June 11 – Weekly meetings between advisors and FAST participants
June 12 – Final FAST Pitch Showcase

FAST Advisory Program Commitment
Fellows who apply and are selected to participate in the FAST Advisory Program must agree to participate in all aspects of the program, including the review pitch, Opening Pitch Showcase, Closing Pitch Showcase and weekly FAST Advisory appointments. Selected candidates must also commit to an active graduate participation program.

2013 Inaugural FAST Graduates
Glialogix, Inc.
Omniox, Inc.
Sandstone Diagnostics
Xcell Biosciences, Inc.