Business & Tech

Thursday’s business agenda.


US mortgage rates

New numbers for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell from 3.86 percent the week before to 3.82 percent.


Women founders showcase

Come see MassChallenge’s women-founded startups in an evening showcase. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., MassChallenge, 21 DryDock Ave., Boston. Free.


The Founder hotseat

Come get blunt, helpful advice from experienced entrepreneurs in an open pitch event hosted by the Founder Institute. Audience members are invited to either pitch their own ideas, or watch others get critiqued by experts. Thursday, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Venture Cafe, One Broadway, Cambridge. Free.


Energy and innovation meetup


Stop by Greentown Labs for a panel discussion on the latest happenings in water and energy innovation in Massachusetts. Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Greentown Labs, 28 Dane St., Somerville. Free.


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Attend a panel discussion on data and health care hosted by General Assembly. The conversation will range from the latest in data innovation to challenges and limitations in the health care industry. Thursday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., General Assembly, 125 Summer St., Boston. Free.

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