The RUSH Fast Track bazaar offers a wide selection of mouthwatering treats and refreshing sips from different RUSH-powered merchants. Taking the spotlight are three local food brands who graduated top of the class in RUSH’s recent three-month acceleration program.
Joenaz Bayawa and Larry Flor Jr., proprietors of Iccommo, were inspired by their shared passion for coffee to craft unique coffee flavors to cater to their discerning clientele. Their brand name, "Iccomo," refers to a simple yet profound question: "Anong flavor ng Iced COffee MO?" (What flavor is your iced coffee?) This phrase encapsulates their desire to explore and create the quintessential iced coffee experience. Pronounced as "eye-koh-moh," the brand embodies a quest for coffee excellence.
Titan Bird, aptly named to correspond with the generous proportions of their offerings, aims to please taste buds with an array of double-portion roast chicken rice meals. Conceived by college friends Chris Cokieng and Ralph Timtim, this venture spares no effort in delivering oversized cuts of chicken infused with distinct flavors. Choices include Mediterranean Herb for a refreshing and tangy profile and Nutty Java for a more flavorful bite, served alongside large portions of seasoned rice.
During the pandemic, Jennadel Abustan and Nesheil Reyes, owners of Kape.tea conceptualized a business that would respond to people’s coffee. Unable to venture out for their coffee fix, the duo harnessed their at-home coffee machine to create and deliver an array of delectable coffee concoctions directly to customers' doorsteps. Since its inception, Kape.tea has expanded to offer a wider range of food options, including egg sandwiches, bokkeumbap, and Thai cuisine.
Visitors to the RUSH Fast Track Bazaar are in to enjoy different food and beverage options and a treasure trove of goodies from other participating brands like Goreng Haus, Grind & Pour Café, OhTako Takoyaki, Eat Snow PH, BLCK 305 Café, Tinsel Pan, Lil Orbits, CafeFrance, Chooks To Go, Sweet Station by M&M, Studio Binigknit, Akafe Coffee Kawit, Krusty Oven, Koffle Café, Everyday Coffee Roasters, MP Nieva’s Flower Shop, Lucia Dulce Corporation, Plant-Based & More, Oppa Bowl To Go, and Pahinga Store.
Also joining are other companies under Globe Group venture builder 917Ventures, such as the all-in-one digital pet care solutions provider Petpal and telehealth super-app KonsultaMD.
The RUSH Fast Track Bazaar is the culmination of the Fast Track acceleration program, RUSH’s business training program that sought to empower budding entrepreneurs and drive business growth. The program’s Learning Tracks brought together industry experts who provided lectures and hands-on guidance on launching selling platforms, reaching target markets, and staying ahead in the digital landscape.
Graduates of the Fast Track program, including beneficiaries of the Globe-led hunger alleviation program Hapag Movement, will also be featured at the bazaar to showcase their products. The merchants have been equipped with cutting-edge RUSH technology, such as RUSH Plus, to ensure efficient checkouts and a fun shopping experience.
The RUSH Fast Track Bazaar provides a dedicated space for on-site selling and promotions and offers a unique opportunity for business owners and budding entrepreneurs to engage with customers and gain exposure. With the right tools and tailored learning tracks, the RUSH Fast Track Bazaar facilitates entrepreneurs in accelerating their business growth, ensuring satisfaction for both businesses and customers.