2023 Deaf Entrepreneurship Network Conference

By CSD  |  March 31, 2023

Rosa Lee Timm, seasoned entrepreneur and President of the CSD Social Venture Fund, is set to deliver a captivating keynote presentation at the upcoming Deaf Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) conference. Her presentation, "Unlocking Entrepreneurial Success Through Soulful Leadership," promises to be an engaging discussion that will inspire entrepreneurs to look inside themselves to achieve greater success in their businesses.

This year’s event will be the first in-person DEN conference since the beginning of the pandemic and has an exciting line up of business professionals, networking events, and more. The conference will run from April 13-15 in Palatine, Illinois.

The conference includes a range of informative sessions on a variety of business topics. Attendees can see Cynthia Benoit present "Negotiations: How to go beyond your gut instincts and win," Andrew Cho’s discussion "Generate Cash Flow and Maximize Profits," and Randy Pituk’s session "Efficiently Scaling: From Manufacturing to Logistics." These sessions, along with others, will provide attendees with practical tools and strategies to help them achieve their business goals.

2023 Pitch Contest

Timm will also serve as a judge for the conference’s pitch contest with Douglas Baker, Enterprise Account Manager at Sorenson, and Michael Catron, Founder and President of DEN for an exciting in-person pitch contest for deaf business owners. The group brings years of business experience and expertise to the table, making them an excellent resource for entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level.

Pitch Frenzy is an exciting opportunity for deaf entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and potentially secure funding and support for their business ventures. The contest allows 20 contestants to pitch their products, services, or ideas in full ASL, with the top three winners receiving cash prizes and in-kind consulting services to help them grow their businesses.

Register and Follow Along

Overall, the DEN conference promises to be an invaluable resource for deaf entrepreneurs looking to connect with peers, learn from experts, and take their businesses to the next level. To register and take advantage of this unique opportunity, visit goden.org/2023den. You can also follow along on DEN’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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