Julie Smithson’s personal mission is ‘to inspire and educate future leaders to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way’. It is through this lens, she runs the operations at MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR consulting and product development companies. Julie’s passion for education and community has lead her to become the Co-President of the VR/AR Association, Toronto Chapter. She is also Co-Chair of the 5G and Education Committees
Previously, Julie was Co-founder of Emulator, the world’s most advanced DJ system, which won the DJ Mag Innovative Product Award. She has been on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den, featured in the Toronto Star, Produced TEDx Toronto (2010), and introduced coding in VR at Canada Learns Code.
Julie & Alan Smithson have dedicated 25% of their personal equity in MetaVRse to fund a future education platform called Unlimited Awesome Academy.