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Media Launch: The 1st EntrepRUN from AFFI for Young Entrepreneurs


For more than one year and three months in the field of running, Runner Rocky already participated in the different running events with different themes organized by different organizations. And all of those runs have their own beneficiaries. And for my next run this coming month of September, the benefits  will be the young entrepreneurs!

On the Friday night of July 31, 2015 at One Corporate Center in Ortigas, Runner Rocky got the priviledge to cover the media launch of an exciting run dubbed as the EntrepRUN. As its name suggests, this is a fun run organized by the entrepreneurs for the benefits of the young entrepreneurs. 

The run is organized by AFFI or the Association of Filipino Franchisers or the AFFI Empowering Entrepreneurs™. It's been 18 years since they first began helping the business community reach new customers and investors through exhibits and trade missions, communicate through open dialogues and discussions, participate in business matching, learn to professionalize and improve their processes through AFFI programs, and more. Even now, the organization continues to help emerging and established entrepreneurs improve their businesses.

The Entrepreneurs Present on the Media Launch:


The Boys of Team Run Direction (TRD) Showing their Support:


This year, AFFI are celebrating their triumphs as well as continuing with their advocacy to help young entrepreneurs find solid ground within the business, through the 1st EntrepRUN: A Run for Success. This run will stretch all the way from the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Roxas Boulevard to Coastal mall in Parañaque City, a huge event designed to promote entrepreneurship throughout the country. 

AFFI calls it “more than a fun run,” saying that the event will showcase various business industries and stakeholders to demonstrate solidarity in advocating entrepreneurship. The run will bring together different trade organizations, local government units, and private corporations, symbolizing how even competitors can run as one in order to promote diversity in the business industry.

The run will be open to all sorts of runners who support AFFI’s goals, whether or not they are entrepreneurs, and it will be held on September 6, 2015, with the program set to begin at 4AM.


The Actual Race Bib And Singlet:


The Actual Finisher Medal:


Part of AFFI’s goals in organizing this event is to generate funds for their corporate social responsibility program, which aims to help the next generation of young entrepreneurs launch their business concepts. The people at AFFI firmly believe that entrepreneurship contributes toward alleviating poverty and nation-building by way of a more robust economy.

AFFI intends to serve as the mentor to young entrepreneurs as they strive to succeed in the business industry. Some of the proceeds will go to Go Negosyo’s Building Enterprising Students for Tomorrow (BEST) program, which will provide selected students with the seed capital to launch their business concepts.

Proceeds will also go toward AFFI’s Seminars and Business Clinic, which conducts learning events such as Entrepreneurship Seminars that educate the public on how to start a small business. AFFI conducts over 100 of these seminars throughout the year, with the help of seasoned entrepreneurs willing to share their expertise and top tips.

During the night's launch, I was so blessed that my name won in the raffle. The prize was a franchise of a Happy House Donut business.

The Winnner Runner Rocky Together with the Entrepreneurs:


Runner Rocky's Winning Moment with the Man Behind the AffiniTea, Mr. Mark De Guzman Liu:


The Lucky Rocky Winner Posed for Pictorial:


The night also served as our reunion with the man behind the AquaBest, Mr. Paul Andrew Tan.

Paul and I first met last year during the Blogger's Night of AquaBest. This year, Paul comprises one of the businessmen who made this fun run possible!

The Chinito Selfie:


The Reunion of Runner Rocky and AquaBest's Paul:


Now, what other activities do you expect during the actual run?! Well, running isn’t all you can do at EntrepRUN. The event will feature a festival area, which will showcase partners’ brands and include booths where AFFI partners will be able to share samples of their products or even sell them outright as well as share flyers, brochures, and other information about their businesses.

Following the run are Breakfast Mentoring Sessions, which include four sets of seminars open to the runners, so they can improve their knowledge and be encouraged to set up their own businesses or franchises. The topics include: Right Franchise for You, Franchise Your Business, Entrepreneurship 101, Winning Sales Strategies.

AFFI also supports the balance of business, health, and family through the run. They hope this event will promote a healthy lifestyle among entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to literally run great distances for their businesses. Plus, this is a family-friendly event, as 50 fun mascots will be participating in the 3K Kids Run.


The TRD Boys with the Runner-Entrepreur sir Mark:


Runner Rocky showcasing the Actual EntrepRUN Medal, Singlet, and Bib:


The Runner Rocky will be an Entrepreneur Soon:


Once more, the 1st EntrepRUN: A Run for Success will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015. The program starts at 4AM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the finish line can be found at Coastal mall in Parañaque City.

The run is sponsored by Entrepreneur Magazine, Go Negosyo Blue Water Day Spa, SeaOilVcargoFarmacia Ni DokCenter for Pop, Crave Chicharon, EC Gas, Fiorgelato, Garmin, Happy Haus Donuts, Lots' A Pizza, Nail It!, The Generics PharmacyAcquasuisse, Ferino’s Bibingka, Goto King, Ink All You Can, Reyes Barbecue,  YuxinAbrea Consulting Group , CSR Philippines, Department of Trade and Industry, FINEX Foundation, IntellectualProperty Office, National Reintegration Center for OFW’s, TGFI, BusinessMirror,  BusinessWorld, BusinessWorld Weekender, Chinoy TV, Franchise Today.ph, Igers Manila, Light Network, Malaya Business Insight, The Manila times, The Manila Bulletin, MoneySense Magazine, Pinoyfitness.com, Radyo Negosyo, Travelife Magazine, View Magazine, WheninManila.comBPI Ka-negosyo, Meralco BizGenerika Drugstore,  Pilipinas 911Affinitea, Big Apple Express Spa, Mercato, Mizuno, SM TicketsAquabest, Crystal Clear, Pocari Sweat, Water Boy and Ipay88. 

This could be another exciting run to join with. Runner Rocky will definitely run on this as my opening run for September! So runners, friends, and readers of this blog... see you all on the road! (Runner Rocky)


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