Michael L. Smolens, CEO, Founder & Chairman
A serial entrepreneur launching global manufacturing facilities in emerging economies, Michael has created more than 20,000 jobs supporting the livelihood of 100,000+ people in Haiti, Mexico, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Jordan, Russia and Azerbaijan. From 30 years of international experience, he developed a practical understanding of differences in the world's cultures and language roadblocks to cross-cultural understanding. For his vision in founding Dotsub as a solution, he is a recognized leader in the language services and technology industries. He serves on the Board of Translators Without Borders.
Laurie Racine, Founder
Laurie is a seasoned entrepreneur who has started or secured funding for a variety of transformative for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Currently, Laurie is Founder and Managing Director at Startl
, an innovative accelerator of new digital media learning products. She is also involved in several start-up ventures, serving as a Board Director of Wizehive and Fractor, as well as on advisory boards of Open Road Media, Notehall and Road Trip Nation. Previously, Laurie managed a venture endowed by the founders of Red Hat to launch Lulu Press, Creative Commons, ibiblio and Public Knowledge. She continues to serve as a Director of Creative Commons and the Tribeca Institute.