Business & Tech

Thursday’s business agenda.


US mortgage rates

New numbers for the 30-year fixed-mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.96 percent from 3.88 percent the week before.


Understanding term sheets

The Capital Network hosts a discussion for entrepreneurs and investors to learn how to read angel and venture term sheets. Boston attorneys will be leading the interactive event, reenacting negotiations in a play format. Thursday, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St., Boston. Free for members of The Capital Network. $40 for the general public.


EntrepreneurSHIP cruise

Enjoy a sunset and networking cruise, hosted by the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network. Light dinner will be provided. Thursday, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., Rowes Wharf, Boston. $35 for ENET members. $45 for the general public.


Open mike night


The Venture Café Foundation, a startup incubator, is hosting a pitch session in open mike format. Five individuals will be chosen to pitch themselves, and then break into groups. Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Venture Café, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Free.

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