Kavita Pipalia


Kavita, a native of India, is an active professional in a variety of Deaf-serving organizations: the current President of California Association of the Deaf;one of three Deaf mothers who are founders of KODAWest a non-profit organization which provides hearing children with Deaf Parents programs and camp program opportunities to interact with peers. And Executive Director of Global Deaf Aid Foundation, partner with LEAD-K, non- profit organization. Outside of her professional life, she participates in advocacy and consulting services for various companies to provide accommodation needs for Deaf people.

10:00 AM

Friday 21st July

Entrepreneurship: How to Get Started

JSAC 1010


Abstract: Starting a business can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation and knowledge, anyone can become a successful entrepreneur.


In this session, we will guide you through the basic steps to get started and share our stories of how we started our businesses and the challenges we faced on our journey. We will touch on all necessary steps to get your business off the ground and how to strategize for the bigger picture toward a stronger collaboration with other Deaf owned businesses.