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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Composed of a team of highly committed professionals, PDRF works with field experts and reputable humanitarian institutions to organize and coordinate private sector solutions to disaster management. It seeks to be the catalyst for proactive and constructive corporate collaboration for a better, safer and friendlier Asia.

Madagascar and others have also sought expertise.

Running a meaningful business that makes a positive impact on society should definitely be added to the prescribed career norms of today. Thank you for contributing to be part of Community List.

There will always be an air of uncertainty in attempting to make breakthroughs and trying to push for innovation. He spent a lot of time in the United States, working there for almost 20 years. Knowledge-sharing and innovation across national borders is key. 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.

Have a story to share? Eventually, he was offered a chance to work in the Philippines. Through QBO, collaboration is made possible as it serves as an avenue for both the public and private sector to network. A home for risk-takers. 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.



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 We follow the stories of founders, investors, influencers and the local startup community. Let us build Techshake together. Entrepreneurs know that risk-taking is a part of their job.

Search Add A Startup. 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 meliy how he could help out. It was through this that he became a part of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation. Press “Enter” to search.

He has worked with several New York public relations firms and a financial startup. As fighting has escalated,people have been displaced from Marawi. A kubo for the Filipino startup community.

Fresh ideas and ingeniousness may be wasted because of either discouragement or lack of support and guidance. TechShake is a startup media company based in the Vutch. That was the start of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation. Inwhen meipy Ondoy typhoon disaster hit, most areas in the Philippines were left devastated. 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.

While officials requested the support, locals are traders by nature, Meily said.

He started QBO, the innovation hub he has been wanting to create. Despite being aware of certain perils that come with the profession, entrepreneurs continue to strive and stick to it. 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. 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.


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.

Simply because they know that the pay-offs could make even the greatest risks worth it. Why is that so? Join the Community Please fill-out the form below. Write an Article Please fill-out the form below.

Providing startups with connections, space, and mentorship, QBO ensures to give them a better opportunity to truly actualize their plans and ideas. We will be contacting you bufch additional information and materials that we would be needing for your startup listing.

Interview with Butch Meily

Traditionally, Filipinos opt for secure careers. Risks are a big part of creating something new. Join the Investor List Please fill-out the form below. Butch wants to change this standard in Philippine culture. If we can manage to do that, we will be building a better and safer world, not just for ourselves but for our children.