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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As fighting has escalated,people have been displaced from Marawi. Butch is President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation Butca private sector disaster management organization that includes many of the major business groups in the country.

Designed and developed by Digiteer Creative Studios Inc. But while the possibility of failing could be off-putting, choosing to take a risk can sometimes lead to amazing things. 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.

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. That was the start 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. Thank you for contributing an article. 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.


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. CBi is on track to expand to 40 countries by 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.

While officials requested the support, locals are traders by nature, Meily said. Why is that so? SEED is simultaneously tasked to evaluate and disseminate first-hand information to incoming aid responders for more informed strategic decisions. Butch is also president of IdeaSpace Foundation, a technology accelerator for early stage startup companies.

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He started QBO, the innovation hub he has been wanting to create. Through QBO, collaboration is made possible as it serves as an avenue for mmeily the public and private sector to network.

Inwhen the Ondoy typhoon disaster hit, most areas in the Philippines were left devastated. Butch told us that his longtime dream of promoting and helping local startups was on its way to being realized from there. Entrepreneurs know that risk-taking is meiily part of their job. Risks are a big part of creating something new.

Simply because they know that the pay-offs could make even the greatest risks worth it. We will be contacting you for additional information and materials that we would be needing for your startup listing.

TechShake is a startup media company based in the Philippines. 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.


Press “Enter” to search. Initiated and seed-funded by HSL Constructor, the CCF is a private sector initiative to pull and pool together appropriate corporate assets to help improve the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities in Asia, through sustainable livelihood programmes including disaster preparedness and response.

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. Join the Community Please fill-out the form below.

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In its first year, CBi supported private sector-led networks in 13 locations: A kubo for the Filipino startup community. Thank you for contributing to be part of Community List. Have a story to share? He has worked with several New York public relations firms and a financial startup. Butch wants to change this standard in Philippine culture. Share Tags Category in Accelerator. Butch was born in the Philippines but left to study abroad. Write an Article Please fill-out the form below.

He wanted to create a platform where Filipino entrepreneurs could develop their ideas and their businesses. Despite being aware of certain perils that come with the profession, entrepreneurs continue to strive and stick to it. Manny Pangilinan asked Butch to collaborate once more and help out with Ideaspace.

We follow the stories of founders, investors, influencers and the local startup community. It was through this that he became a part of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.

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