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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Nasty fight undoes promise of Xfund venture firm

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Xfund was formed to finance startups emerging from Harvard and MIT, but a fight between two partners got out of control.

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Meet Boston’s new crop of cool startups

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From a motorized bike to fully automated meal preparation, there’s a lot of diversity among the region’s new companies.

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Food fight! Delivery apps in a battle for survival

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It might seem like just ordering-in to you, but it’s a decision that can be life or death for delivery companies.

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See how these Boston startup accelerators are promoting diversity

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Accelerate Boston and Smarter in the City focus on finding and cultivating minority-founded companies.