HourlyNerd

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Not your average nerds
HourlyNerd gets $7.8 million in new funding from powerhouse group of investors
HourlyNerd co-founders (left to right) Peter Maglathlin, Pat Petitti, and Rob Biederman (Photo via HourlyNerd)
HourlyNerd, the Boston-based online consulting service company, is not shy about its aspirations. After announcing today that it has received $7.8 million in new funding, co-founder Rob Biederman was quite bullish on the company's prospects. "What we are trying to do with our technology product is far from trivial," Biederman explained. "For 90 years, McKinsey [well-known consulting firm McKinsey & Company] has done what we are doing with extremely talented, intelligent people with 30 or 4o years of experience. And we are trying to do that with a piece of technology." Read More
Czar Gazing
Entrepreneurs like the sound of Boston ‘startup czar’
Mayor Martin J. Walsh (JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF)
Boston’s tech types aren’t exactly sure what a “startup czar” does. But they’re pretty sure they like the idea. Local entrepreneurs welcomed the announcement by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in his State of the City speech that he would soon name a startup czar to head a new program called StartHub. Read More
Promoting Innovation
Mayor Walsh speaks with startups about how to brand Boston
Mayor Martin Walsh met with members of Boston's startup community on Thursday. Photo: Janelle Nanos
Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed members of Boston's startup community to City Hall Thursday afternoon for a meet-and-greet in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The group included CEOs, venture capitalists, and people running some of the city's largest startup accelerators and co-working spaces, and they were all eager to weigh in on a topic that Walsh himself acknowledged he'd yet to dig into: What were his plans for branding Boston as a site for global innovation? Read More