By Holly Shively Dayton Daily News, Ohio
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Jim Adkins, vice president for Amazon says, "The Amazon Launchpad program is all about empowering creators and inventors, enabling them to reach hundreds of millions of customers.
Dayton Daily News, Ohio
In a new partnership with a popular television show, Amazon has launched a new page on its site dedicated to funded Shark Tank projects.
The Amazon Launchpad Shark Tank Collection features more than 70 products that received funding from the "sharks" during seasons one through nine. Season 10 of the show debuted Oct. 7, and products from the current season will pop up on the e-commerce giant's website as well.
"We are thrilled to be working with the popular 'Shark Tank' franchise, highlighting products from startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses," said Jim Adkins vice president for Amazon. "The Amazon Launchpad program is all about empowering creators and inventors, enabling them to reach hundreds of millions of customers. By teaming up with 'Shark Tank,' we are making it fun and easy for fans of the show to discover a wide variety of unique innovations and cutting-edge products."
All of the startups are considered for the Amazon Launchpad program, which helps startups launch, market and distribute products, and Amazon Web Services is offering a $15,000 credit for cloud computing services for each eligible entrepreneur.
"For the first time ever, 'Shark Tank' has a store on Amazon.com dedicated to helping our entrepreneurs scale their businesses and highlight top products from the show," said Barbara Corcoran, one of the Sharks. "We are excited for the Amazon Launchpad Shark Tank Collection to bring products from our entrepreneurs to retail for customers and fans of the series."