The Board Impact Award

It is not easy being a good board member, and by all means: Those who are deserve some credit! Therefore, the ROMs, InvestNL and ScaleUpNation have joined forces and together we are hosting the second edition of the Board Impact Award.


With this award, we aim to bring the importance of good board membership under the attention and highlight the importance of the role that board members and investors play in the growth of start-ups and scale-ups.


You can nominate your top-tier board members now! Applications close on April 30, 2024.

Important note: The deadline for nominations for the Board Impact Award 2024 has been extended!
You have until May 7, 12:00 PM, to nominate an outstanding board member who supports scale-up success. Don’t miss this chance to recognize their invaluable contribution to your venture. Spread the word and nominate today.

The 1st Annual Board Impact Award Ceremony took place March 24th, 2023 at The Social Impact Factory in Utrecht, NL, and was hosted by ScaleUpNation and the Regionale Ontwikkelings Maatschappijen (ROMs).


It was an honor to be among the best board members, entrepreneurs, and investors in the scale-up ecosystem in The Netherlands. We hope you all were as inspired by our speakers and winners as we were!

In a board meeting, I always think 'How can I contribute to making the CEO and this company successful? Am I following the process or driving an outcome?' I had to consider my contributions carefully.

That involved listening more than speaking, asking questions more than making statements, and letting others take the lead in conversations that are going in the right direction.

On the other hand, I sometimes had to learn how to challenge assumptions. Instead of being in the role of CEO and shining [the light] on yourself, you are in the role of empowering others by creating opportunities, sharing insights, or doing proactive suggestions to make the company and team more successful.

Eline van Beest LivAssured & 2023 BIA Award Winner

A special thank you to the Regionale Ontwikkelings Maatschappijen (ROMs) and InvestNL for their support of The Board Impact Award.

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