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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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.

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.

Madagascar and others have also sought expertise. Butch Meily had always known that his mission is to empower local Filipino startups, but it took him a few years to be able to concretize exactly how he could help out. CBi is on track to expand to 40 countries by Search Add A Startup.

PDRF may also help the government privatize some essential city services such as water and electricity. We follow the stories of founders, investors, influencers and the local startup community. 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. Join the Startup List Please fill-out the form below.

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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 from the period of preparedness to recovery.

Eight of those networks mobilized in response to emergencies in the last year. At least 45 civilians have meiky killed and thousands of others are in urgent need of food, health care, shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene. That was the start of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.


Inwhen the Ondoy typhoon disaster hit, most areas in the Philippines were left devastated. He worked at Beatrice International as the Vice President of Public Relations for much of his time in New York, gaining plenty of valuable msily in the field.

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On 1 November, the AHA Centre had signed a landmark partnership agreement with the CCF, making the Singaporean outfit its first official private sector alliance partner for regional disaster management.

He wanted to create a platform where Filipino entrepreneurs could develop their ideas and their businesses. It seeks to be the catalyst for proactive and constructive corporate collaboration for a better, safer and friendlier Asia.

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Simply because they know that the pay-offs could make even the greatest risks worth it. Mei,y and developed by Digiteer Creative Studios Inc. Entrepreneurs who find success in their businesses are able to provide people with job opportunities as well as inspire other innovators to follow suit.

The year-old initiative is sharing best practices and facilitating exchanges, under which the Philippines has sent experts to Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Fiji to launch their own private sector networks. Knowledge-sharing and innovation across national borders is key. As fighting has escalated,people have been displaced from Marawi. Butch is President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation PDRFa meeily sector disaster management organization that includes many of the major business groups in the country.

Providing startups with connections, space, and mentorship, QBO ensures to give them a better opportunity to truly actualize their plans and ideas. There will always be an air of uncertainty in attempting to make breakthroughs and trying to push for innovation.

He has worked with several New York public relations firms and a financial startup. Risks are a big part of creating something new. Thank you for contributing to be part of Community List.

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Running a meaningful business that makes a positive impact on society should definitely be added to the prescribed career norms of today. SEED is simultaneously tasked to evaluate and disseminate first-hand information to incoming aid responders for more informed strategic decisions. But while the possibility of failing could be off-putting, choosing to take a risk can sometimes lead to amazing things.

Thank you for contributing to be part of Startup List. Join the Butcg List Please fill-out the form below. Write an Article Please fill-out the form below. While meuly requested the support, locals are traders by nature, Meily said. Butch told us that his longtime dream of promoting and helping local startups was on its way to being realized from there.

Share Tags Category in Accelerator. This kind of mentality could potentially take away great opportunities from Filipinos. In its first year, CBi supported private sector-led networks in 13 locations: If we can manage to do that, we will be building a better and safer world, not just for ourselves but for our children. Eventually, he was offered a chance to work in the Philippines.

Why is that so? Manny Pangilinan asked Butch to collaborate once more and help out with Ideaspace. Join the Community Butchh fill-out the form below. He started QBO, the innovation hub he has been wanting to create. 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.

Thank you for contributing to be part of Investor List. Butch is also president of IdeaSpace Foundation, a technology accelerator for early stage startup companies. Fresh ideas and ingeniousness may be wasted because of either discouragement or lack of support and guidance.