Columnist

Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books “Fans, Friends & Followers” and “Inventing the Movies,” was the editor of “The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England,” and was a contributor to “The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston.” Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Scott writes in Innovation Economy column on Sundays, and blogs daily at boston.com/innovation.

Latest stories

Innovation Economy

Getting advanced prosthetics to those who need them

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

Is a robotic arm developed by Segway and iBot inventor Dean Kamen too sophisticated to reach the people it can help the most?

Innovation Economy

For some, one startup isn’t enough

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

A handful of entrepreneurs manage to pull off a feat that is more rare than a no-hitter in baseball.

Innovation Economy

In Somerville, shuttered factory now a hub of innovation

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

The Ames Business Park is not only fully occupied, it has also become the entrepreneurial epicenter of the city.

Innovation Economy

Losing strategy in Mass. on education and health care

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

Where are the voices talking about expanding access to education and health care, and driving costs down? In Mass., they’re scarce.