Restaurant & Events Blogger, Founder of Turbine

Restaurant and events journalist Johnny Monsarrat writes Events INSIDER, New England's most popular events blog, at 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 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 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