Dr. Eythor Ivar Jonsson is the founder of Accelerate Business which runs accelerators programs like the Growth-Train (www.growth-train.dk) and CBS MBA Accelerator (www.acceleratevaluecreation.com). Dr. Jonsson is an entrepreneur and an academic, affiliated with Copenhagen Business School and the University of Iceland. He created the first accelerator in Iceland in 2008 and has since run 15 accelerator programs and created five different types of accelerators in the Nordic countries. In 2006 Dr. Jonsson founded an advisory board program, the A-Board, in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School Full-time MBA program, which has created advisory boards for more than 100 Nordic fast growing companies.Dr. Jonsson has founded or co-founded several start-ups and institutions in the Nordic countries and assisted hundreds of start-ups as a CEO of innovation centre, accelerator programs and investor conferences like Seed Forum. He has taught more than thousand students entrepreneurship at five different universities. Dr. Jonsson was the first researcher to explore board evaluations and effectiveness in Iceland. He founded the first research centre in corporate governance in Iceland and has created programs for Icelandic companies to improve the corporate governance in association with NASDAQ OMX, Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of industries, as well as accounting firms like KPMG, PWC and Deloitte. Dr. Jonsson has written more than 700 articles for specialized journals and magazines about business and economics. He wrote the first book about entrepreneurship published in Iceland. Dr. Jonsson is the chair of EURAM (European Academy of Management) conference 2018, which will be held in Reykjavik Iceland.