OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

COMCAST RISE INVESTMENT FUND SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM

March 1, 2021 – March 14, 2021

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE AN APPLICANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING.  The Comcast RISE Investment Small Business Program (“Contest”) will begin on March 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time and end on March 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (“Contest Period”).  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Open only to eligible small businesses located and operating in one (1) of these geographies in the United States:
    • Atlanta, GA (Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties)
    • Chicago, IL (Cook County)
    • Detroit, MI, Hamtramck, MI, and Highland Park, MI
    • Houston, TX (Harris and Fort Bend Counties)
    • Philadelphia, PA (City of Philadelphia and City of Chester, PA)
  • Small business must be owned by an individual eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Contest Period that also meets the following eligibility requirements:
  • Owner identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color;
  • Person who owns the business is the primary decision maker for, and has been actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of the business;
  • Owner owns at least 51% of the equity of said business;
  • Business is independently owned and operated, and or business owner is an independent contractor, self-employed or sole proprietor;
  • Business has engaged in active daily operation for at least three (3) years;
  • Business does not fall into any of the following categories:
      • Non-profit;
      • Chamber of Commerce;
      • Educational Institution;
      • Political advertiser;
      • Marijuana dispensary;
      • Manufacturer or retailer of drug paraphernalia;
      • Virtual MVPD;
      • Internet Service Provider;
      • Gun manufacturer or retailer;
      • Fireworks manufacturer or retailer;
      • Tobacco/vape manufacturer or retailer;
      • Illegal products or services provider;
      • Adult entertainment company, including, but not limited to gentlemen’s clubs, adult toy stores, adult magazines, and adult programming services.
  • Business employs less than or equal to twenty-five (25) employees (including full-time and part-time employees);
  • Employees of Comcast Corporation, and each of its respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not eligible to enter or win; and
  • Only one submission per business.
  • Applicant may not currently be serving (either in a full time or part time capacity) as a federal, state, or local government or quasi-government official or employee.

 

It is participant’s sole responsibility to review and understand his/her company’s policies regarding participation in promotions such as this. The awarding of any prize available to businesses in this Contest will be subject to such company policies. If, for whatever reason, any business is unable to accept a prize due to company policies or for any other reason, the prize may be forfeited and Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC (“Sponsor”) will have no further obligation to such participant or their corresponding business. Participants and their corresponding business must be in good standing and meet the eligibility criteria specified above at time prize is to be provided.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit www.comcastrise.com (the “Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and submit the submission form. As a part of the submission form, you will be required to complete questions regarding your business firmographics and operations and will have the opportunity, but not the obligation, to submit photographs or other documentation that supports your application.  Supporting documentation are accepted in JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, DOC or DOCX formats.

 

Submissions must be received by March 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time to be eligible for the Contest.  Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  Any person found to have used multiple accounts to participate will be deemed ineligible and disqualified.  Submissions generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the submission process will be disqualified.  Submissions that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.  Submission constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use applicant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

 

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION:  Each applicant represents and warrants as follows: (i) the applicant has the authority to submit the  application and supporting documents are on behalf of the small business; and (ii) the submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous.  Each applicant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of applicant hereunder.

 

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF PRIZE WINNERS: 

A panel assigned by Sponsor will review all eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period and use the following judging criteria to determine the approximately five hundred (500) Comcast RISE Investment winners (the “Winners”): (i) completeness of the submission (ii) eligibility and qualifications; and (iii) successful business verification review.

 

The Winners will be notified by email or phone.  Winners may also be subject to tax reporting based on the value of Prizes received and must cooperate with Sponsor in providing certain information for purposes of applicable tax reporting.   To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes and fees, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and any associated interest or penalties , as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the grant award and not specified in the Terms as being provided as part of the Contest (“Taxes”), are the responsibility of the Winner. The Winner acknowledges and agrees that the ultimate liability for all Taxes remains the responsibility of the Winner and may exceed the amount of the Contest. The Winner agrees to make adequate provision for (and indemnify the Sponsor and each of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates) any Taxes.

 

PRIZES:  There will be approximately five hundred (500) Winners.

 

Each Winner will receive $10,000 US Dollars in the form of a cash grant (“Comcast RISE Investment Grant”) awarded based on the Judging Criteria above.

 

Prizes are subject to Comcast RISE Investment applicable Terms and Conditions.  Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer Prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable Taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

PUBLICITY RELEASE; SHARING OF INFORMATION WITH UREEKA:  By participating in the Contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any applicant in the Contest, each applicant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its affiliates, successors, assigns and licensees, the right to (i) use such applicant’s name, likeness, registered or unregistered trademarks, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes and hereby releases the Contest’s Entities from any liability with respect thereto and (ii) share such applicant’s name, phone number and e-mail address that was provided in his or her application with the entrepreneur platform Ureeka for the sole purposes of allowing Ureeka to contact such applicant for potential complimentary coaching and consultation opportunities.

 

CONDITIONS:  By entering the Contest, each applicant and applicant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Contest judges and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such applicant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (b) agree to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final; and (d) agree not to commit any act or become involved in any conduct that is likely to adversely affect Sponsor or Sponsor’s image, brand, reputation, products, or services.  Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS:  Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a detailed publicity and background check of any and all records of the Winners and their corresponding owners or business affiliates including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, confirming selected businesses are in good standing with the IRS and eligible to receive the Comcast RISE Investment Grant and, based on its results, may disqualify any winner or select an alternate business to receive the applicable prize, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  In that regard, Winners may be asked to provide necessary contacts and information so that Sponsor may conduct such investigation. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to the legal action by Sponsor, who may seek any and all remedies available to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to applicants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of submission information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Submissions or Videos that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules).  In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners as described herein using the Judging Criteria above from among all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website.  Sponsor may prohibit any applicant or potential applicant from participating in the Contest, if such applicant or potential applicant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other applicant, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).  There Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.  The invalidity or enforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

 

DISPUTES:  THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN PENNSYLVANIA.  IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS TEHREOF (“JAMS RULES”).  THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA.  ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA.  THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENTOR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. 

 

SPONSOR: Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC, One Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103.