Fireside Chat w/ Darryl Sampey, Co-Founder, Pres & CEO of BioFactura, plus GOEFER & Startup Showcase

FITCI - 118 N. Market Street (ROOT Building) Frederick, 21701
Feb. 12, 2019, 6 p.m.

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About this event

Join Startup Grind Frederick for an interesting and motivational Fireside Chat featuring Darryl Sampey, PhD. and Co-Founder, CEO & President of BioFactura, a leader in biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

Darryl will share with us his unique journey from eight years as lead singer in a Rock & Roll band to his founding, developing and leading BioFactura. Specifically, he will focus on:

• What his “rock” experience taught him in leading his company;

• Challenges of establishing a business in a new market;

• The necessities of persistence, flexibility and innovation for early stage survival;

• Defining excellence in a highly competitive market;

• Short- and long-term planning for success;

• Developing a highly professional staff; and

• Questions from participants.

Additionally, we'll have the chance to talk with the team from GOEFER as part of our Small Business Forum, when we celebrate successes, learn from challenges and offer insights. GOEFER has launched an energy-saving technology program.

We’re always looking for ways to increase value for our members in Frederick. For our February 12th event, we’re launching something new: The Startup Showcase! We’ll have dedicated table space to promote selected services or product samples by our members, for our members. This is not a trade show; the table will not be manned. Rather, this is a space to let your business speak for itself while you’re connecting with other Grinders. If you’re interested in participating in the Startup Showcase, just email It’s as easy as that! We’ll provide you with more details once we hear from you.

In the Startup Grind tradition, we'll begin the evening with fun, food and connecting with friends.

You’ll meet with like-minded people to share what's on your mind regarding your business and inspire others with new ideas.

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

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Darryl Sampey

Darryl Sampey

Co-Founder, President and CEO - BioFactura

Darryl Sampey co-founded BioFactura in 2004 and as President and CEO manages all strategic and scientific endeavors of the Company including partnership/alliance building, fundraising, intellectual property maintenance, contract research and development, platform technology programs, and biopharmaceutical product development.

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Feb. 12, 2019
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


118 N. Market Street (ROOT Building) Frederick21701

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