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Johnny Monsarrat

Johnny Monsarrat
Hard Data Factory (Events INSIDER)

Restaurant & Events Blogger, Founder of Turbine

Restaurant and events journalist Johnny Monsarrat writes Events INSIDER, New England's most popular events blog, at http://eventsINSIDER.com/. He also runs Hard Data Factory, which has two patents in collecting event listings and sales leads from public websites into a central database. HDF publishes Boston's largest calendar of tech events through a free mobile app for the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android, at http://harddatafactory.com/m/. Soon HDF will launch a comprehensive Web calendar listing 10x more arts events than the Boston Globe. Previously, he founded Turbine, the videogames company that created Lord of the Rings Online and was bought for $160M by Warner Brothers. He set five world records for community artwork through http://wheelquestions.org/. With his MIT BA and MBA he has advised startups and lectured on entrepreneurship since the 1990s. See his inspirational lecture to the MIT $100K, "The Secret of My Success", at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltd6edIjtgg