I started a new blog this week that'll hopefully make my life a bit easier, and might also provide you some useful supplemental info about what's going on in New England's Innovation Economy.
It's called "Read Scott's E-mail: Inside the Innovation Economy Inbox."
Basically, I get way too much interesting e-mail about company launches, product debuts, fundings, executive comings-and-goings, and conferences to ever blog about here, or write about in my column. For much of this stuff, there isn't much that I'd really want to add: if there's a cool event happening, you may just want to know where it is and how much it costs, without any commentary from me. If a company gets $10 million in VC funding, often that's just worthy of noting, without my interviewing the CEO about how great it is that investors have coughed up $10 mil to support his idea.
So "Read Scott's E-Mail" is a chance for me to share some of the stuff that might be worth knowing about, occasionally with a quick remark at the top.
My intention isn't to embarrass anybody with these e-mails, but rather to help spread the word about stuff that people intend to make public. But if you're sending me a message and you absolutely don't want it to appear on "Read Scott's E-Mail," just let me know and I'll honor that.
The reason I'm doing it using the blog service Posterous, instead of here on Boston.com, is that Posterous makes it extremely easy for me to just forward selected e-mails and have them show up as posts -- including any photos, videos, or PDFs that were included in the original message. (Posterous, incidentally, is partly backed by Bill Warner, a Cambridge-based angel investor and entrepreneur.)
As always, I welcome your comments here or there.
About Scott Kirsner
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. Here's some background on how Scott decides what to cover, and how to pitch him a story idea.
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December 9: Web Innovators Group
Demos of new mobile apps and web ventures at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. Free admission; cash bar.
December 10: Fintech Demo Day
Short demos from startups in the financial technology realm.
December 11: Unpitch
Entrepreneurs and investors sit down for lunch, advice, and feedback. Entrepreneurs must apply to participate.