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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This chair will tell you when to move

By , Globe Correspondent

Simon Hong’s robotic StandX is designed to prevent back pain instead of relieving it.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Dear small business owner, here’s how the state can help you grow

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There’s more to the Massachusetts economy than landing big players like GE, MassMutual, and Amazon.


Rising from Boston’s building boom, a new kind of startup

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Companies are finding tech opportunities in the frenzied real estate and construction activity.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

They were the wizards of ’78

By , Globe Correspondent

Long ago, in and around Harvard Square, these visionaries saw the potential of biotech and software — and then made it reality.