Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched 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

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Two HubSpot executives to leave for new project

By Scott Kirsner, Globe staff

The digital marketing startup’s chief product officer and engineering vice president announced that they will depart in September.

Innovation Economy

Tests find parking apps still aren’t that useful

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

For now, the best parking app is a friend in the passenger seat with an eagle-eye.

Innovation Economy

Lexington firm closes in on birth-control device that lasts 16 years

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

MicroChips, an MIT-spawned startup that has been around since 1999, was given a new lease on life by the Gates Foundation.

Innovation Economy

Not enough women in venture capital boardrooms

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent

It’s a problem, and one that venture capital firms here and in California have been unable to solve for decades.