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

With new investing rules, you can be part of the crowd that’s funding startups

By , Globe Correspondent

It’s the Wild West of what’s called equity crowdfunding, with sites like NetCapital seeking both startups that need to raise money and investors (like you!).

INNOVATION ECONOMY

Sailing like entrepreneurs: High-seas adventure, education await family of Workbar founder

By , Globe Correspondent

Serial entrepreneur Bill Jacobson, his wife, and children are off on a yearlong learning adventure at sea.

INNOVATION ECONOMY

You could ditch the Red Line for this juiced-up e-bike

By , Globe Correspondent

A local entrepreneur says his Ultimate Commuter Pro is durable enough to replace a car.

Scott Kirsner | Innovation Economy

A pitch for ‘reality-based’ startups

By , Globe Correspondent

A growing number of local startups are bypassing venture capital dollars.