Deaf Entrepreneurs Are Changing the World

Deaf Entrepreneurs Make an Impact

Growing the Deaf Ecosystem

Deaf entrepreneurs play a crucial role in addressing the employment and wage gap within the Deaf community. Entrepreneurs like you are creating jobs, breaking down barriers, and serving as positive representation of the Deaf community.

Investing time and funding into Deaf-owned businesses is a fundamental step to investing in the Deaf community - and that's why we want to work with you.
Investing in Deaf-Owned Businesses


CSD Social Venture Fund was formed in 2018 with the goal of supporting Deaf entrepreneurs in addressing these two major issues facing our community. We began by providing equity investments in Deaf-owned businesses that had a social impact. 

Since then, our services have expanded to providing resources for entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey. We hope we get the chance to support you and your business, and look forward to watching you grow.
Creating Opportunities for Deaf Entrepreneurs


We see your passion and your spirit. We want you to know, we are here for you. Our team of experienced entrepreneurs understands first-hand the barriers Deaf business owners have to face. We are working to break down those barriers so you can focus on what you love - your business.

Our primary goal is to strengthen the community of Deaf entrepreneurs who will in turn, strengthen the Deaf community at large. 

Our Team

Our team has decades of experience running their own businesses and helping others start out. We’re an ever-curious group that wants to learn all about your business, your struggles, your triumphs, and who you are. Nothing excites us more than seeing a new Deaf-owned business take off, and we want you to know we’re here for you – all you need to do is reach out!

Rosa Lee Timm

SVF President and CMO of CSD
Entrepreneur with a focus on marketing and leadership

Dallas McCarthy

Venture Fund Associate
Entrepreneur with a background in management and sales

Richard Horrell

Senior Program Manager
Entrepreneur with a background in law and education

Molly Miller

Marketing Director
Marketing professional with a focus on campaign strategy

Ryan Maliszewski

Growth Marketing Manager
One line of what you bring to the table

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