ABOUT ALAN SMITHSON
Alan Smithson is a proud husband to Julie and father of two girls, Abi and Holly. Alan has been featured on Dragons’ Den, Discovery Channel,G4TV, WIRED, Globe & Mail, Financial Post, DJ Mag, DJ Times, Huffington Post and has played around the world from Miami to Dubai, NYC to London and all over Canada. His product Emulator also won the 2011 DJ Mag Innovative Product of the year.
Alan has been a contributor at some of the world’s most prolific events such as Eric Schmidt’s Curiosity Camp, Mastermind Talks, Archangel Academy, Summit Series, Ryerson Digital Media Zone and TEDx Toronto. Alan has written for Globe & Mail, DJ Mag and has been a guest lecturer at York Universities “DJ and Popular Culture” course.
In addition to his vast experience in the music and music tech world, Alan is also the quintessential entrepreneur passing his knowledge onto his 10 year old daughter, Abi Smithson who invented sandals that leave a heart shaped tan line and started her own company, Love Sandal.
Alan holds two patents for Emulator and is the creative mind behind the incredible Emulator ELITE, the world’s most advanced DJ system.
ALAN SMITHSON'S LIFE PURPOSE
"TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS AND DREAMERS"
THE SMITHSON FOUNDATION'S GOAL
"TO TRAIN 1,000,000 ENTREPRENEURS BEFORE 2021"