Scale the sales
Meet Mark Roberge, the first sales hire at HubSpot, to hear his story and learn about scaling a sales team. He will talk about what it took to build a prosperous revenue model and a winning sales team, and the skills the next generation of sellers need to succeed. The event includes networking and a Q&A session. Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., OpenView Venture Partners, 303 Congress St., Boston. $15.
Certify small biz
Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a workshop and information session to learn about the benefits of certification for businesses. Local business owners are invited to learn about being certified as a minority-, woman-, veteran-owned, or small business and leave with free resources. Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon, Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston. Free.
Come to a forum on the state of cybersecurity and hear from guest speakers from the techsphere. Topics include how to combat threats, how companies can collaborate to secure and share data, and how security companies and their clients should plan for the future. The evening concludes with a networking session. Thursday, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., WGBH, 1 Guest St., Boston. $40 to $375.
Showcase and chat
Come to Emerson Launch’s event to see projects the entrepreneurs at Emerson College are working on. Attendees will have the chance to meet founders and their teams, as well as the entrepreneurs mentoring them. The event features appetizers, refreshments, and networking. Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston. Free.