Verity Ahlin

Operations Manager



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Verity is a Boston native and moved to Richmond in the summer of 2020. She fell in love with startup and innovation culture through working on the workplace experience teams at Sonos and Rapid7 in Boston. She joined the Startup Virginia team as the Member Success Coordinator in order to hone her operational skills and to immerse herself in RVA’s startup culture. As Operations Manager, Verity positively impacts Startup Virginia by supporting the daily needs of incubator and community members, managing general operations, and providing administrative support to the Startup Virginia team.

Our Team


Richard Wintsch, Executive Director

Richard Wintsch

Executive Director



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Noelle James, Director of Startup Growth

Noelle James

Managing Director



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Laura Shibut

Program Director



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Verity Ahlin

Operations Manager



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Board of Directors

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Maria Pahuja

Board Chair


Founder, Vayas

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Karen Booth Adams

Founding Board Member


CEO, Hot Technology Holdings

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Chandra Briggman

Chandra Briggman

Board Member


President & CEO, Activation Capital

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Matt Briggs

Board Member


VP, Product Management, Capital One

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Brad Cummings

Co-Founder, SVA


Managing Partner, Trolley Venture Partners

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Krissy Gathright

Board Member


Board Member, Apple Hospitality REIT, Venture Investor

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Jershon Jones

Board Member


Managing Director, Harris Williams

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Arnold Kim

Board Member


Founder & Editor, MacRumors.com

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Tom Krieger

Board Member


Principal, CapTech

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Will Loving

Co-Founder, SVA


CEO, Servos

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Anne Wilson

Board Member


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.

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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.

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