The first edition of the Scale Up Board Impact Award with 3 winning Board Members

The launch of the first edition is on March 23 th in the Social Impact Factory

The Board Impact Award is an initiative of ScaleUpNation in collaboration with the ROMs and Golden Egg Check. On March 23, the three top-tier scale-up board members of the Netherlands will be announced during the ceremony at the Social Impact Factory in Utrecht.

Having an effective board is essential for scaling ventures. 63% of scale-ups have a supervisory board, versus 46% of ventures that stall .It is important that board members of scaling ventures support instead of intervene, coach instead of advise, and y inspire rather than simply motivate. In other words, it is not easy being a good board member. And those who are, deserve some credit. Therefore, in collaboration with the ROMs and Golden Egg Check, ScaleUpNation launches the annual Board Impact Award.

The nominations
The quality of the nominations for the first year of The Board Impact Award is truly impressive. Since the beginning of the year, board members could be nominated by their scale-up ventures or fellow board members. The 5-headed jury of the Board Impact Award -consisting of Rob Becker (Becker MCI); Prof. Natalia Blagburn (Mercia); Matthijs Ingen-Housz (INGEN HOUSZ); Pauline Wink (4Impact Capital); and Menno van Dijk (ScaleUpNation)- was challenged in choosing the top 3 nominees. Chair of the board Rob Becker states “The jury was very impressed by the quality of the nominations received. It was not easy selecting the top 3, but after some comparative analysis and insightful
calibration discussions, the jury has chosen three hugely impressive board members.” All three, the jury believes, will inspire other board members to be even more effective while having fun along the way.

The ceremony
The Board Impact Award Ceremony will take place at 16:00-21:00 on March 23, 2023 in Utrecht, NL at The Social Impact Factory. The goal of this event is not only to honor the esteemed winners and nominees but to encourage knowledge sharing that will ultimately leave guests with a deeper understanding and commitment of how to best facilitate growth and success within their scale-up. We are joined by the keynote speakers Annemieke Eggenkamp (Best-selling author, partner at Caracta, Chair of ByBorre & OMRT) and Richard Mijnheer (Co-founder 3T and Director Automotive at Kendrion), to make the event an inspiring success.

The intention of the Board Impact Award
The Board Impact Award was brought into existence to inspire good board membership in the scale-up ecosystem, and celebrate those who put their best foot forward to do so. The goal of the award is to broaden the pool of supportive board members and boards that propel scale-ups, as well as support the growing ecosystem of impact scale-ups in the Netherlands (and beyond). Do you have or know a great scale-up board member but missed the nominations? Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about the event or if you want to stay up-to-date on the Board Impact Award.

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