The 2023 Board Impact Award
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!
Daan A. J. Kersten
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
Are you interested in being nominated or nominating a board member of a scale-up or startup?
Check back here for updates on when applications open for the 2024 Board Impact Award and details for the ceremony taking place on March 5th, 2024.
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A special thank you to the Regionale Ontwikkelings Maatschappijen (ROM) for their support of The Board Impact Award.
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