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Friday’s business agenda

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Edtech pitches

LearnLaunch Accelerator is hosting breakfast forum for members of the education technology community. Education Modified, a startup that aims to improve outcomes in special education, will give a company pitch. Friday, 7:45 to 9 a.m., LearnLaunch, 281 Summer St., second floor, Boston. $8.54.


Smart machines

Ascent Venture Partners is sponsoring a forum on machine learning technology. A panel of industry experts will explore how businesses can use the technology, and its implications in the worlds of cybersecurity and Internet-connected devices. Tuesday, 6 p.m., Microsoft NERD Center, One Memorial Drive, number one, Cambridge. Free.


Crowdfunding a startup

The Center for Women & Enterprise is sponsoring an event for startups on raising money by crowdfunding. Attendees will learn the advantages and limitations of crowdfunding, and how to create a successful campaign. Monday, 10 a.m. to noon, 24 School St., seventh floor, Boston. $20.



Tips from a pro

The Smaller Business Association of New England is sponsoring an event for young professionals. A sales management expert will share tips for successful networking strategies. Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. $35 to $55.


Empathy in business

The Consultants Network is hosting a public meeting featuring a talk on empathy and building business relationships. Attendees will learn how an empathetic approach to business can build relationships and avert conflict. Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Constant Contact, Great Room south, third floor, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Free to $5.

Events of note? E-mail us at agenda@globe.com.