Startup Grind is Coming to Frederick!

Welcoming Startup Grind to Frederick, Maryland!

Startup Grind is a connected online and offline network of vibrant startup communities to help fuel innovation, economic growth and prosperity at the local level. At its core, Startup Grind is designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. The organization is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.

We are excited to have a new chapter of Startup Grind here in Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is a natural fit for Startup Grind and the organization's unique vision, mission and values. Frederick has a vibrant culture, strong economic growth with an emphasis on technology industries, entrepreneurial spirit and a community focused on helping one other.

Jerry Bory and Chris Haug, Director and Co-Director respectively of Startup Grind Frederick (, are hosting an inaugural event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) space located in the ROOT building at 118 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701.  To register, visit

Attendees will enjoy an evening of fun networking, light refreshments, and a Fireside Chat with Scott Ryser, Founder and CEO of Yakabod, a leader in secure software development since 2001. Ryser’s background includes designing, building and managing technology initiatives ranging from small pilot projects to enterprise overhauls. During the Nov. 13th event, Ryser will share his perspective on organizational change, revisiting strategy to remain competitive and compelling in a changing marketplace, building a company’s foundation on values to ensure a strong culture, and navigating the change from entrepreneur to leader.

Attendees will also hear from the founders of Lovely Canopies, creators of beautiful flowering gardens as patio umbrellas!

Looking ahead, Startup Grind Frederick will host BioFactura Founder, President and CEO Darryl Sampey in December 2018. 

Startup Grind is truly passionate about helping founders, entrepreneurs and startups succeed. We intend to make their startup journey less lonely, more connected and more memorable. Join Startup Grind Frederick today!