Support Startup Virginia and help shape our future.

Startup Virginia is a nonprofit organization funded, in part, through donations and partnerships. With support from corporate partners, investors, and the community, we aim to make Richmond the principal startup hub of Virginia and the east coast.

Special thanks to our corporate partners.

With gratitude, we acknowledge the generosity of the organizations who provide funding to support Startup Virginia’s high-quality incubator and maintain our educational programming and events.

Join the group of visionaries committed to supporting the mission of connecting entrepreneurs to the resources they need to create, launch, and grow businesses.


(Donations of $2,500+)

  • Tennille & Shawn Boyer

  • Brian Brown

  • Jamie & Jennifer Christensen

  • Tanya & Brad Cummings

  • Virginia & Larry Eiben

  • Andi & Rick Elliott

  • Krissy Gathright

  • Mitchell Haddon

  • John Kemper

  • Arnold Kim & Sandy Carty

  • Justin Knight

  • Will Loving

  • Natasha & Odean Maye

  • Maria & Rishi Pahuja

  • Jyot Singh

  • Jim Ukrop

  • Anne & Van Wilson

  • Ting Xu

  • Amanda & Tom Krieger


(Donations of $1,000+)

  • Emma Johnson

  • Nancy & Joe Kunkel

  • Heidi Nel & Tom Rosser

  • Lyn & Mike Page

  • Eddie & Tricia Phillips

  • Marty & John Polk

  • Jim & Wendy Popp

  • Michael Spinelli

  • Lilo & Scott Ukrop

Startup Virginia Annual Fund

Gifts to the annual fund will help anchor Richmond’s identity as a startup hub, and enhance Virginia’s position as a high-growth startup destination. The fund allows Startup Virginia to provide founders across our region with the resources, tools, and knowledge necessary to build successful businesses.

Gifts to the annual fund can:

  • Strengthen and enhance programming for our founders
  • Support strategic connections between founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners
  • Expand community programming to reach a larger number of aspiring entrepreneurs

We recognize donors to the annual fund at the following levels*:

($2,500+)


Benefits include:
  • NEW! Discounted membership fee to join our VentureSouth Virginia angel group
  • Invitations to exclusive Innovator’s Club events including our annual donor reception
  • Invitations to all SVA events including our monthly socials
  • Name recognition on SVA’s website and the annual impact report
  • Helping SVA deliver our mission by providing funding for entrepreneurs to participate in programming
  • Opportunities to engage and mentor SVA’s high-growth businesses
  • Endowment support for long-term sustainability

($1,000+)


Benefits include:
  • Invitations to our annual donor reception and all SVA events including our monthly socials
  • Name recognition on SVA’s website and the annual impact report
  • Helping SVA deliver our mission by providing funding for entrepreneurs to participate in programming
  • Opportunities to engage and mentor SVA’s high-growth businesses
  • Endowment support for long-term sustainability

(up to $999)


Benefits include:
  • Name recognition on SVA’s annual impact report
  • Helping SVA deliver our mission by providing funding for entrepreneurs to participate in programming
  • Opportunities to engage and mentor SVA’s high-growth businesses
  • Endowment support for long-term sustainability

*Giving level membership is based on cumulative contributions made to the annual fund during Startup Virginia’s fiscal year (January 1 – December 31). Gifts are tax deductible.

If you’re interested in contributing to our annual fund, please contact Executive Director Richard Wintsch at [email protected] or click the ‘Donate to SVA’ button below.