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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Quanttus to ship wearable health device

By , Globe Correspondent

Cambridge startup Quanttus will unveil the design of its first product at the Wired Health conference in London.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Following IT startups, biotechs going ‘virtual’

By , Globe Correspondent

Young biotechs are outsourcing everything from the design of a new drug to supervision of clinical trials to eventual manufacturing.


Communispace nixes noncompete contracts

By , Globe Correspondent

State legislators in Massachusetts have been debating the issue of employee noncompete agreements for at least seven years now.


TechJam ‘block party’ will return to City Hall

By , Globe Correspondent

What other after-work shindig features baggo, beer, live bands, startup pitches, and TripAdvisor's owl mascot riding a mechanical bull?