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.

Latest stories

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Where are all the Massachusetts tech IPOs?

By , Globe Correspondent

When it comes to going public, the sector remains in the long shadow of California.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Food entrepreneurs shift their focus to software to help the industry thrive

By , Globe Correspondent

Two groups of food-service entrepreneurs are raising money for software ventures that will target the business they know best.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

Mass. and the shoe industry: They’re still a great fit

By , Globe Correspondent

It has to do with talent, innovation, and a big road race held every April.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

For some startups, there’s no buzz needed

By , Globe Correspondent

Lost in all the buzz about big tech companies that are going public are reliable smaller operations like Poll Everywhere, whose customers include McDonald’s, Google, and Harvard.