Scott Kirsner

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, Boston Magazine, and Variety. Scott is 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." He is a founder of the site Innovation Leader, which focuses on innovation initiatives inside big companies. Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and the Convergence Forum. His recent Boston Globe columns are here.

Articles By Scott Kirsner

It was big news when two of HubSpot’s top product executives departed last fall to form their own startup, Driftt. By January, their company, Driftt, had raised $15 million, and a few months later the company — located literally across the street from HubSpot’s East Cambridge headquarters — had unveiled its first app, Annotate. The app, which lets you mark up photos on your phone or Mac desktop computer, got nice reviews, but it didn’t exactly set the world on fire.More →