Lindsay Wood

Operations Manager

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Lindsay is a Virginia native and attended Virginia Commonwealth University. After earning a degree in Strategic Advertising, she worked as Marketing and Events Coordinator at a local craft brewery, The Answer Brewpub. Following this role, she served as Program Leader for local arts nonprofits Art 180 and Art on Wheels. Before joining Startup Virginia, Lindsay became immersed in technology and innovation as Senior Account Manager for Richmond-born fintech company Mission Lane. As Operations Manager, Lindsay supports the daily needs of incubator and community members, manages general operations, and provides administrative support to the Startup Virginia team.

Our Team

Richard Wintsch

Executive Director

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Noelle James

Managing Director

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Laura Shibut

Program Director

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Kip Hart

Startup Engagement Manager

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Morgan Evans

Marketing and Program Manager

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Lindsay Wood

Operations Manager

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Board of Directors

Matt Briggs

VP, Product Management, Capital One

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Utibe Bassey

President, Customer Experience, Dominion Energy

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Chandra Briggman

President & CEO, Activation Capital

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Sydney Davis

Managing Director, Brand Management, Capital One

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Larry Eiben

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Thirdline Capital

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Krissy Gathright

Board Member, Apple Hospitality REIT, Venture Investor

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Arnold Kim

Founder & Editor,

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Tom Krieger

Principal, CapTech

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Heidi Nel

Chief Operating Officer, New Theory Ventures

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Maria Pahuja

Head of Partnerships, Vimeo

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Anne Wilson

VP Marketing and Brand Strategy, Aeroflow Health

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Community Resources

We are proud to be part of an energetic community that provides access, exposure and opportunities to local entrepreneurs and startups at any stage.

Activation Capital logo

Activation Capital is an incubator for Richmond’s innovation ecosystem.


Build RVA is a community makerspace and product incubator.

CAV Angels logo

CAV Angels is an angel group of UVA Alumni funding exciting startups.

Chamber RVA logo

ChamberRVA is a member-based nonprofit devoted to the region's success.

Dominion Resources Innovation Center logo

The Dominion Energy Innovation Center is a stem tech startup providing coworking space and resources.

Hatch Kitchen RVA logo

Hatch Kitchen RVA is a commercial kitchen and incubator, helping to grow businesses faster and smarter.​

Jackson Ward Collective logo

The Jackson Ward Collective is a hub that connects Black business owners to each other and to resources that can help our businesses thrive.

lighthouse labs logo

Lighthouse Labs is the premier and nationally recognized Seed-Stage Accelerator in Virginia.

Metropolitan Business League logo

The Metropolitan Business League is a nonprofit association that fosters business development and expansion for small, women- and minority-owned businesses.

NRV logo

New Richmond Ventures is a venture capitalist group advancing creativity and innovation in Richmond.

SCORE logo

SCORE is a premier volunteer, nonprofit providing free small business advice.

Trolley Ventures logo

Trolley Ventures is a venture capitalist group that supports early-stage companies in Central Virginia.

Virginia Council of CEOs logo

The Virginia Council of CEOs is a member-based network that connects CEOs for learning and growth.