Comcast RISE is a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by women and people of color. We are accepting applications for Comcast RISE now. If your business qualifies, you’ll have the opportunity to receive one or more of the following business services:

Marketing and advertising consultations

Media placements over a 90-day period

Commercial creative production services

Technology services from Effectv and/or Comcast Business

Congratulations to the 200 Small Businesses Awarded the Comcast RISE Investment Fund Grant

In November 2021, Comcast awarded $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in the Twin Cities. Comcast RISE is part of Comcast’s ongoing effort to advancing digital equity.

In June, 2022 Comcast RISE awarded another $1 million in grants—$10,000 each—to 100 Twin Cities small businesses owned by people of color and all women to help grow their businesses, create jobs, and play a vital role in supporting our communities.

As we continue to rebuild, recover, and emerge from the effects of the pandemic, small businesses will continue to be the backbone of our economy, and we must take every opportunity to help them thrive. Below is the full list of 200 businesses that each received a $10,000 grant.

Hennepin County:

Scott County:


Washington County:

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Hear From Twin Cities Comcast RISE Recipient Business Owners

  • We are committed to supporting small businesses who have been hit the hardest by the economic impact of the pandemic.

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