Johnny Monsarrat, Hard Data Factory
Johnny Monsarrat's first company sold for $160,000,000. He was founder and CEO of Turbine, Inc., which pioneered online video games like Lord of the Rings Online and was acquired by Warner Brothers. Now his new company, Hard Data Factory, is based in the Boston Globe headquarters, building the world’s largest arts calendar. He has a BA and MBA from MIT, attended Brown and Harvard, is an award-winning public speaker, and set 5 world records through a community art project. See http://eventsinsider.com/ , http://harddatafactory.com/ , http://soulburners.org , http://linkedin.com/in/monsarrat (http://www.linkedin.com/in/monsarrat), and http://twitter.com/OddBostonEvents .
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6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By TK Kuegler, Director of Startup Grind
Tom “TK” Kuegler is the co-founder and general partner of Wasabi Ventures. Wasabi Ventures is an venture capital, incubator, and consulting firm that specializes in building and advising early stage technology companies. In the last 10 years, Wasabi Ventures has built, financed, and advised some wildly successful ventures like PBworks, Ustream, and Etherpad. In the 1990s, TK was the co-founder of two successful Internet startups, SNT and SpinBox. He currently sits on the Board of Sponsors of Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland. He has presented at hundreds of events on a wide array of topics about economics, entrepreneurism, technology, and management.
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Google is offering startups $1,000 of credit to start building applications on Google App Engine. App Engine is a development platform that makes applications easy to write, simple to scale, and trivial to manage. Application deadline is March 31, 2013. Use verification code: SGAE-02
Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of two distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed.
Workbar is an interconnected network of shared, coworking office spaces with locations in Boston and Cambridge. Made up of thriving start-ups, creative entrepreneurs, independent professionals, and enterprise teams, the interactive and collaborative atmosphere of Workbar is a motivating and productive work environment with a strong professional network.
CoFoundersLab is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs with one of the hardest, yet most critical, pieces to starting a new business: finding the right co-founder(s). Whether you’re looking to join a startup, seeking someone else to join your venture, or open to either, CoFoundersLab can help. CoFoundersLab does the matchmaking process via two services: an online matching platform at CoFoundersLab.com and in-person events in various cities (including Boston!).
What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 35 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (http://startupgrind.com) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (http://twitter.com/StartupGrind).