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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Innovation Economy

Can 50-somethings rekindle that old startup magic?

By , Globe Correspondent

Even though the average age of Onshape’s founding team is over 50, they still talk like 20-something disruptors.


Luxe app will offer Boston drivers valets on demand

By , Globe Correspondent

Luxe Valet, which allows drivers to summon valet service with a smartphone app, expects to begin offering service in Boston this spring.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Drone companies entering Wild West phase

By , Globe Correspondent

The companies are taking flight even as they wait for the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt rules for commercial use.


Boda Borg will bring ‘questing’ to Boston area

By , Globe Correspondent

A Brookline entrepreneur is planning to open an indoor “questing” center this summer, which will blend running an obstacle course with solving puzzles.