Melissa Wu is set for a fourth Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Olympic silver medallist Melissa Wu, the Australian Olympic Committee and web-hosting company GoDaddy have come together in an effort to encourage Australians to explore entrepreneurship. 

The drive comes after GoDaddy was named Official Website Builder Partner of the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. 

GoDaddy will support Australian Olympians' efforts to implement their business ideas as part of the agreement, per the AOC.

This will include access to the "Websites + Marketing" website-building tool and intelligent learning system.

Wu, who runs three small businesses on top of training to make a fourth Olympic appearance at Tokyo 2020, is spearheading this drive. 

"So many of the skills and traits I’ve developed in my sporting career - such as dedication, resilience and drive - are invaluable in my entrepreneurial life too," Wu said.

"Like competing at the very top of the sporting world, running a small business isn’t easy, but it’s a rewarding and empowering way to earn a living and support my athletic career.

"My businesses are such an important part of who I am. 

"They’re passion projects that allow me to earn a living - alongside competing - doing something I love.

"All three started out as ideas and came to life through dedication and a little courage. 

"To anyone who wants to start a business online, don’t let fear stop you. 

"Like many people, I’m still learning about starting and running a business. 

"I don’t consider myself very tech-savvy, but in building my website and managing my business digitally, GoDaddy helped me realise that I don’t need to be."

Melissa Wu, left, won a silver medal as a 16-year-old at Beijing 2008 ©Getty Images
Melissa Wu, left, won a silver medal as a 16-year-old at Beijing 2008 ©Getty Images

Wu, a Beijing 2008 silver medallist in the 10-metre synchronised platform event, has been named in the Australian team for Tokyo 2020.

Now 29, she is also a two-time Commonwealth Games champion.

Wu founded athleticwear brand Havok, is co-owner of gym HrdKAW Strength and has a signature line of air floors - inflatable training surfaces.

"We’re extremely excited to partner with GoDaddy, who alongside Melissa, are undertaking an incredible mission to empower Australian entrepreneurialism," added AOC chief executive Matt Carroll.

"Melissa will represent Australia at an amazing fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo, and her incredible drive to succeed makes her a fantastic role model for future generations - whatever their dreams are.

"Melissa isn’t alone, though; the Australian Olympic Team in Tokyo includes a host of small business owners across a range of industries. 

"Our partnership with GoDaddy is a wonderful opportunity for us to not just ready our athletes for the Tokyo 2020 games ahead, but lay the foundations for a small business legacy that helps to secure their long-term futures."