Columnist

Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched Boston.com 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 boston.com/innovation.

Latest stories

INNOVATION ECONOMY

Meet the Class of 2017’s MVP entrepreneurs

By , Globe Correspondent

From coffee energy bars to election analytics to hyperlocal weather forecasts, these 21 new grads already are making a difference.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

These startups are building smarter furniture

By , Globe Correspondent

Local companies are working on everything from desks that can be moved by voice command to benches equipped with solar panels.

INNOVATION ECONOMY

Anatomy of the Bridj collapse: Startup moved too fast

By , Globe Correspondent

The app-enabled bus service had promise, but it didn’t figure out how to do one thing great.

SCOTT KIRSNER | INNOVATION ECONOMY

What went wrong with that weird wind turbine on Deer Island?

By , Globe Correspondent

The design was supposed to be revolutionary; now the company behind it is in receivership.