“I’m So Excited”: Venus Williams Announces New Partnership To Uplift Small Businesses

Published 08/06/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


“Even though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics met with its eventual end, fans are too busy being entertained to feel any bit of disappointment. Tennis action continues in galore as stars begin their journey to the US Open. Some of the best take to the court, in a bid to attain the all-important glory. However, as the world’s attention turns to Washington and Cincinnati, fans surely reminisce over the memories of a few greats. In particular, the legendary Venus Williams, who’s been off-court for a while, but now makes a sublime, non-tennis return.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The former World No. 1 rested out the Summer Games, following her exit from the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. Ever since, fans are on the lookout for a quick return from the veteran. However, Venus Williams recently announced a brand collaboration in an attempt to uplift and upheld small businesses.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I’m so excited”- Venus Williams

Venus recently revealed that she would collaborate with the ‘Amazon Launchpad’ to kick-off innovation month. Explaining her decision, she discussed how the brand helps small and newly developing businesses to progress faster, more efficiently.

Taking the big reveal to Instagram, she said, I’m so excited to be teaming up with amazon launchpad to kick off Innovation Month! Amazon Launchpad provides expertise and support for small, new brands, entrepreneurs, and startups to help them overcome many of the challenges associated with launching new products.”

“Over the past year, Amazon Launchpad has awarded monthly Innovation Grants of $10,000 to select small businesses in the program.”

Further, she added, “This month, you can shop all of the great products from past winners and vote for your favorite brand for Innovator of the Year!

“The winning brand will be awarded up to $100,000 in prizes from Amazon Launchpad, and casting a vote enters you for a chance to win one of three product packages from our innovators, worth up to $500 each.”

“To start the month off, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite products from this year’s grant winners. You can shop these innovative products, enter the contest, and see all Terms & Conditions” 

Watch this story: Tennis Rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Top Funny Moments

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Venus returns

The long await of seeing the champion in her strides now comes to an end. Soon, the popular star will appear in the Western and Southern Open. Undoubtedly, the tournament awaits for the 41-year-old to grace the courts in front of a packed stadium. Venus, herself, was in awe of the love and admiration of the fans.

New York Empire vs Washington Kastles from the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Speaking of the same, she said, “I’ve come into the airport and I’m just seeing throngs of fans piling in from everywhere, and you can always tell who a tennis fan is.” 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Rafael Nadal to Drop to World No.4 After Four Years Following Citi Open 2021 Defeat

about 2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Melroy Fernandes

280 articles

Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT