Renjie Butalid is an entrepreneur with a passion for social change. He is a partner and co-founder of BSG, a technology startup based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, building web and mobile applications to address mental health among university students across North America.
A global nomad at heart, Renjie has extensive experience working with organizations and community-building projects around the world as a result of living for extended periods of time in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This includes work with Social Innovation Generation in Canada; the Institute for Social & European Studies (ISES) and Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe (AEGEE) in Hungary; TEDxAlAin in the UAE; and the Philippine Centre for Islam & Democracy (PCID) and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) in the Philippines.
Renjie has been profiled by the Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada, and has been featured on TechVibes and Exchange Magazine for his work with TEDxWaterloo and Ignite Waterloo. Renjie is an alumnus of the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC, USA, having attended GYLC in 2002 and then invited back in July 2010 to deliver the opening keynote address.
Renjie holds a BA Economics & Political Science from the University of Waterloo, and is currently finishing his MA International Economic Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest.
In 2012, Renjie was one of the recipients of Waterloo Region Record’s Top 40 Under 40.
For more information, please visit about.me/renjie