About CSD SVF
The CSD SVF is the first and currently the only business incubator and venture capital fund focused on Deaf-led and -owned businesses. The CSD SVF is on a mission to invest in and mentor these businesses and, as a result, ensure even more opportunities for Deaf people everywhere.
As part of CSD’s overall strategy, the CSD Social Venture Fund was created to invest in Deaf-owned businesses that will in turn reap more than financial profit. We’re looking for start-ups or established businesses that seek expansion, growth, and actively cultivate opportunities for the wide range of diverse peoples that make up our Deaf community.
Through our partnerships with Deaf businesses, we create social change by showcasing living examples of success that show the world what we already know: that Deaf people offer incredible value for any businesses that hire them.
What is a business incubator?
“Business incubators are organizations geared toward speeding up the growth and success of startup and early stage companies. They’re often a good path to capital from angel investors, state governments, economic-development coalitions and other investors.” – Entrepreneur Magazine, Getting Started With Business Incubators
Beyond supporting your business with capital, the CSD SVF incubator is a holistic program that provides resources such as mentors, coaches, intensive hybrid training, and networking connections, all aimed to support the growth and success of Deaf-owned and Deaf-led businesses.
Communication Service for the Deaf Names reFort as its Third Social Venture Fund Investment Partner Communication Service of the Deaf (CSD) today announced its third investment partner for the CSD Social Venture Fund (SVF) program: reFort, a Washington, D.C. startup...read more
Come and Meet CSD’s Newest Chief Innovation Officer: Dominic Lacy Dominic (Dom) Lacy was raised by Deaf parents who established high expectations in his studies, and he witnessed their dedication to ensure that access to education and sign language was provided him....read more
Communication Service for the Deaf Names DeafTax.com as Its Second Social Venture Fund Partner Communication Service for the Deaf and DeafTax.com to Make Tax Preparation More Accessible for the Deaf Community Nationwide NEW YORK (PRWEB) JANUARY 11, 2018 Communication...read more