3 Questions with Startup Virginia's Chief Programming Officer, Richard Wintsch
If you weren’t working with high growth startups, what would you be doing?
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, I came to America to play college golf and pretty quickly realized I couldn’t compete as a professional golfer - #ouch. I love the golf industry and would most likely be on the range teaching aspiring golfers the ins and outs of the game.
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
Be more open to learning about yourself. Prior to my current position at Startup Virginia, I launched several leadership programs and realized the importance of emotional intelligence and the power of understanding yourself and others. Looking back, I wish I’d learned more about that side of myself earlier in life.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My motto is simple: Happy Family, Happy Life. When my two children and entrepreneurial (and soon to be author) wife are happy then I’m at ease with myself. Throw in a round of golf, watching my soccer team Newcastle United win and hanging out with my neighbors…and let’s just say that’s a pretty awesome day.