(January 25, 2022) – Comcast RISE – Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment – was created to help small businesses owned by people of color – including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic and Asian Americans –survive the pandemic and thrive in the future. In just one year since the program began, Comcast RISE has provided over $60 million in grants, marketing and technology services to more than 6,700 entrepreneurs nationally – nearly 550 in this region alone – and the program just expanded to include all women-owned small businesses.
Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, Comcast’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help provide underrepresented small businesses gain access to digital tools and funding. Over the next 10 years, Comcast has committed $1 billion to programs, like Comcast RISE, and partnerships designed to help an estimated 50 million people access the skills, opportunities and resources they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Applications are still being accepted. Visit www.comcastrise.com for more information or to apply for the chance to receive technology services from Comcast Business or marketing services from Effectv, Comcast’s advertising sales division.