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. Comcast RISE recipients 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. Small businesses continue to be the backbone of our economy, and we must take every opportunity to help them thrive. 

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Tech Makeover Winners

EffecTV Winners

Hear From Local Comcast RISE Recipient Business Owners

"Comcast will be continuing its efforts to positively impact small businesses in 2023. We have seen that many small businesses are shifting from pandemic recovery to long-term growth, so it is only natural for the program to evolve. The next evolution of the program will focus on helping businesses of all types accelerate growth. Its offerings will include complimentary marketing, technology, financial grants, business consulting, entrepreneurship training and other services."
-Teresa Ward-Maupin
Senior Vice President, Digital and Customer Experience, Comcast Business

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