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Monday, Aug. 13
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.