The Founder’s Circle is a group of individuals that recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in Richmond, believe in Startup Virginia’s mission, and are instrumental in the success of our organization.

Members are donors who make a gift or pledge (paid within 5 years) of $25,000+.


Karen Booth Adams

Bryan Bostic

Brad Cummings

Jim Dotter

Larry Eiben

Andy Frank

John Kemper

Justin Knight

Will Loving

Keith Middleton

Bob Mooney

Rich Reineke

Jim Ukrop

Sandy Williamson

Ting Xu


The Innovator’s Club is a group of visionaries committed to supporting the mission of connecting entrepreneurs to the resources they need to create, launch, and grow businesses.

Members are donors who make an annual calendar year contribution of $2,500+.

Benefits include:

  • Helping Startup Virginia deliver our mission by providing funding for entrepreneurs to participate in programming
  • Opportunities to engage and mentor Startup Virginia's high-growth businesses
  • Invitations to events and donor receptions
  • Recognition in SVA digital and print publications
  • Endowment support for long-term sustainability

Donors support Startup Virginia by making an annual contribution (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) of $2,500+. Gifts are tax deductible.


Krissy Gathright

If you're interested in contributing to our annual giving fund, please contact:
Richard Wintsch, Executive Director


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