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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Failed, there’s something wrong. 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. Butch told us that his longtime dream of promoting and helping local startups was on its way to being realized from there. Why is that so? Join the Startup List Please fill-out the form below.

Press “Enter” to search. 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. He spent a lot of time in the United States, working there for almost 20 years. Running a meaningful business that makes a positive impact on society should definitely be added to the prescribed career norms of today.

He wanted to create a platform where Filipino entrepreneurs could develop their ideas and their businesses. Inwhen the Ondoy typhoon disaster hit, most areas in the Philippines were left devastated. CBi is on track to expand to 40 countries by 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.

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. Manny Pangilinan asked Butch to collaborate once more and help out with Ideaspace.

Entrepreneurs know that risk-taking is a part of their job. 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.

As fighting has escalated,people have been displaced from Marawi.

Interview with Butch Meily

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Thank you for contributing an article. Butch is also president of IdeaSpace Foundation, a technology accelerator for early stage startup companies.


He has worked with several New York public relations firms and a financial startup. Breaking the status quo.

Write an Article Please fill-out the form below. The organization is working to revive commerce and business in the region, btuch entrepreneurs establish small shops or necessities fleeing residents had to leave behind, he said.

It seeks to be the catalyst for proactive and constructive corporate collaboration for a better, safer and friendlier Asia. Thank you for contributing to be part of Startup List.


Eight of those networks mobilized in response to emergencies in the last year. Through QBO, ideas and startups are given the space and opportunity to grow, ensuring that a brighter tomorrow with btuch possibilities is indeed on its way for the Filipino startup community.

Butch was born in the Philippines but left to study abroad. 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. That was the start of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation. Traditionally, Filipinos opt for secure careers.

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Entrepreneurs who find success in their businesses are able to provide people with job opportunities as well as inspire other innovators to follow suit. Risks are a big part of creating something new. Madagascar and others have also sought expertise. Fresh ideas and ingeniousness may be wasted because of either discouragement or lack of support and guidance.

Thank you for contributing to be part of Community List. 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.

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