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Monday, Aug. 13

SHOWCASE

See startups in action

Watch presentations from the founders of seven local financial technology and blockchain startups. Anyone 21 or older can attend the event and enjoy pizza, salad, and beer. Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., The Yard Back Bay, 120 St James Ave., Boston. Tickets range from $15 to $30. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

WORKSHOP

Cut your legal costs

Learn how to minimize your business’ legal expenses at an interactive workshop. Participants will learn to conduct a self-audit to reduce risk. Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

DEMONSTRATION

Explore gaming and VR technology

Join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Game Lab for a night of virtual reality and gaming startup demonstrations. This hands-on evening will also include a networking session. Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m., MIT Wong Auditorium, 2 Amherst St., Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

MIXER

Raise a glass to networking

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Make connections over drinks on the Charles River at this networking event. The evening will feature live music by new age artist Lyle Brewer. Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., Patio on the Charles River, 55 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

TALK

Travel into the future of transportation

Discuss new developments in the transportation industry at a General Assembly event. Speakers will include Founder of ride share app Tripbuddy Tawheed Abdul Raheem. Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

Thursday, Aug. 16

PLUG-AND-PLAY

Create useful apps

Spend an evening building apps and networking hosted by She Geeks Out, an organization that supports diversity and inclusion in the business community. Food and drinks will be served. Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., WeWork, 1 Beacon St., 15th floor, Boston. $10. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

ROUNDTABLE

Give and receive feedback

Learn how to improve your business development activities at a roundtable discussion. The event will feature a presentation on establishing strong inside sales teams. Thursday, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Insperity, 77 4th Ave., office 100, Waltham. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

Friday, Aug. 17

NETWORKING

Learn about women-owned businesses

Join City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the first in a series of events focused on local women-owned small businesses. All business owners located in Boston who identify as a woman or as non-binary are invited to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast. Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, The Rozzie Square Theater, 5 Basile St., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

Events of note? E-mail us at agenda@globe.com. Follow us on Twitter @GlobeBiz.





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