Mel Ruff- CEO
Mel Ruff – CEO

We produce uniquely designed Longboards out of old snowboards together with ex-convicts.


What is the social impact of your business?

We offer full time employment for ex-convicts and reduce the bulky waste by upcycling old snowboards.


What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?

In five years we want to be present in 10 cities across the EU and employ 50+ former offenders.


What is Ruffboards all about?

Learn more about Ruffboards here.







Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos FoundationFondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more

Find out more about the program here or apply right now.