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 Deaf-Owned Mozzeria First Business Partner of its Social Venture Fund - First of its Kind in the United States Communication Service for the Deaf names San Francisco-based Mozzeria - a Deaf-owned Neopolitan pizzeria - the first...read more
Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) Launches First Ever Social Venture Fund for Deaf-Owned Businesses, During National Deaf Awareness Month Multi-Million Dollar Fund to Combat 70% Unemployment Rate for Deaf Americans NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2017...read more