Rene “Butch” Meily is a jack of all trades. He’s the current president of IdeaSpace Philippines and QBO Philippines. He’s also the President and COO of. PDRF President, Rene “Butch” Meily, talking on the devts on the first ever private- sector led DOC. #pdrfluncheon Founder Spotlight: Rene Butch Meily, President of QBO Philippines Innovation Hub Success for Butch was being able to “make an impact on other people’s.

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TechShake is a startup media company based in the Philippines. Have a story to share? Running a meaningful business that makes a positive impact on society should definitely be added to the prescribed career norms of today. PDRF may also help the government privatize some essential city services such as water and electricity. He worked at Beatrice International as the Vice President of Public Relations for much of his time in New York, gaining plenty of valuable experience in the field.

It seeks to be the catalyst for proactive and constructive corporate collaboration for a better, safer and friendlier Asia.

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As fighting has escalated,people have been displaced from Marawi. Risks are a big part of creating something new. CBi is on track to expand to 40 countries by Eventually, he was offered a chance to bufch in the Philippines. Let mwily build Techshake together. He started QBO, the innovation hub he has been wanting to create.

But while the possibility of failing could be off-putting, choosing to take a risk can sometimes lead to amazing things. Simply because they know mdily the pay-offs could meilyy even the greatest risks worth it. Write an Article Please fill-out the form below. Press “Enter” to search. Butch is also president of IdeaSpace Foundation, a technology accelerator for early stage startup companies. Knowledge-sharing and innovation across national borders is key.


Thank you for contributing to be part of Startup List. Join the Community Please fill-out the form below. Butch is President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRFa private sector disaster management organization that includes many of the major business groups in the country.


While the Public and People sectors had long come together and embarked on collaborative frameworks, the Private sector had always been deemed to be passive funders or donors of disaster relief efforts.

As the critical link among government agencies, civil society groups and local government units, PDRF provides a systematic and holistic approach in responding to different crises butchh the period of preparedness to recovery. Traditionally, Filipinos opt for secure careers.

The contacts established globally also allowed the Philippines to offer medical personnel to help US responders after the recent flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.

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The organization is working to revive commerce and business in the region, helping entrepreneurs establish small shops or necessities fleeing residents had to leave behind, he said. A home for risk-takers. It was through this that he became a part of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.

There will always be an air of uncertainty in attempting to make breakthroughs and trying to push for innovation. This kind of mentality could potentially take away great opportunities from Filipinos. We follow the stories of founders, investors, influencers and the local jeily community.

He spent a lot of time in the United States, working there for almost 20 years.


The networks aim to foster better coordination, improved preparedness, and more effective, efficient crisis response by leveraging private-sector businesses—which account for 90 percent of jobs in the world and play vital roles in communities. Entrepreneurs know that risk-taking is a part of their job.

If we can manage to do that, we will be building a better and safer world, not just for ourselves but for our children. Designed and developed by Digiteer Creative Studios Inc. The year-old initiative is sharing best practices and facilitating buch, under which the Philippines has sent experts to Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Fiji to launch their own private sector networks. Eight of those networks mobilized in response to emergencies in the last year.

Failed, there’s something wrong. Providing startups with connections, space, and mentorship, QBO ensures to give them a better opportunity to truly actualize meil plans and ideas.

Inwhen the Ondoy typhoon disaster hit, most areas in the Philippines were left devastated. He wanted to create a platform where Filipino entrepreneurs could develop their ideas and their businesses. In its mwily year, CBi supported private sector-led networks in 13 locations: Butch was born in the Philippines but left to study abroad.

Through QBO, ideas and startups are given the space and opportunity to grow, ensuring that a brighter tomorrow with more possibilities is indeed on its way for the Filipino startup community.

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