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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How golf startups are bringing innovation to a tradition-steeped game

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From helping players score deals to making play more efficient, local companies are in the game.


It’s kind of amazing that Biogen is here for its 40th anniversary

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The Cambridge biotech has survived — and mostly prospered — in an industry where companies frequently come and go.

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Boston venture capitalist Carmichael Roberts isn’t afraid to be bold

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His new Material Impact Fund is on the way to raising $100 million by the summer.