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Expert Consult with Barry Cheskin, Sum Advisory: Raising Money in Today’s Environment

March 3, 2023

Are you trying to figure out how to raise money in today’s environment? Apply by Feb 17!

Apply to meet with Barry Cheskin of Sum Advisory for a 45-minute slot on the morning of Friday, March 3.

Sum Advisory, LLC is a consulting services firm that offers advice to start-ups, large companies, and investors, primarily in the medical industry. They advise on all aspects of business, including finance, operations, fundraising, strategy, technology/clinical program evaluation, and business development. They were founded in 2006 and incorporated in 2017.

Sum Advisory’s Founder and Principal Consultant is Barry Cheskin, a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience, who has served in various senior management roles, and as a Board Member and CEO of both private and public medical device companies. He has had multiple successful exits.

About Barry Cheskin

Barry has over 25 years of general management experience in the medical device business and many years of Board experience. Most recently, he was Co-Founder, President & CEO of accommodating intraocular lens start-up, PowerVision, which he sold to his largest competitor, Alcon, in 2019.

Prior to PowerVision, he was President & CEO of nanotechnology-based medical battery start-up, NanoGram Devices, which he sold to his largest competitor, Wilson Greatbach, in 2004.

Prior to that, he was President & CEO of minimally invasive cancer device start-up RITA Medical Systems, which he took public in 2000.

Before becoming a start-up CEO, he was Division President/Corporate Vice President at public cardiology-focused medical device company, Datascope.

Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Associate at international management consulting firm, Booz, Allen and Hamilton and as an engineer at various medical device and other companies.

He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and Stanford, respectively, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.