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 the Innovation Economy column on Mondays, and tweets often at @ScottKirsner.

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INNOVATION ECONOMY

I took Brookline’s e-scooters for a road test. Here’s what happened

By , Globe Correspondent

A few adjustments are needed to make them more than a novelty.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Giving VC investing the old college try

By , Globe Correspondent

If you are what is known as an “accredited investor” you can put money into an Alumni Ventures fund that focuses on your alma mater. The minimum ante is $50,000.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Uber-Lyft fee to help taxi drivers has so far funded only consultants

By , Globe Correspondent

MassDevelopment has collected $3.2 million from the nickel-per-ride law. Good thing we’re using that money to stanch some of the bleeding from taxis, right? Not exactly.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Boston used to dominate the video game industry. Can it rebound?

By , Globe Correspondent

With PAX East in town, it’s a good time to assess our place in the gaming industry.