Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Dominic Costanzo, Director

Dominic is a graduate of VCU School of Business’s Entrepreneurship Program. While there, his passion for start-ups was set in motion as he and his team was the eventual winner of the VCU/ACG Business Plan Competition. Dominic also served as captain of the VCU Men’s Track and Field Team, and that athletic background led him to being named a member of the U.S. Olympic Development Men’s Skeleton Team after graduation. 

Following his athletic career, Dominic reentered the start-up world by co-founding an online media and retail company centered around the action and adventure sports industry. While not at the D.R.I.C, he also serves as a program manager for the Innovation Gateway at VCU. In his role there, he helps implement a university wide strategy focused on enhancing the entrepreneurial culture at the University through developing new, collaborative programs across all of the University’s disciplines. 


Board of Directors


Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Carrie Roth (Chairman)

President and CEO

VA Bio+Tech Park

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Joshua Farrar 

Town Manager

Town of Ashland 


Bryan Bostic

Managing DIrector

Spanish Moss Holding, LLC


Mike Gladstone, Attorney


McCandlish Holton, P.C.

Joseph Tannery

Energy Technology Advisor

Dominion Resources, Inc. 


E. Linwood Thomas IV

Director of Economic Development

Hanover County, VA