Attend the Inaugural Smart Fifty Competition hosted by Brandeis International Business School and local entrepreneurship non-profit TiE Boston. Twelve finalists from Boston will present their solutions to India’s socioeconomic problems and vie for spot in the finals in Delhi with a grand prize of $1.5 million in funding. 2 to 6:30 p.m., Brandeis International Business School, 415 South St., Waltham. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Boston-area professionals and MBA students are invited to attend the sixth annual impact summit featuring speakers from the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Boston University Questrom School of Business, 1 Silber Way, Boston. Tickets range from $45 to $60. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Attend the third workshop of the Skillset Series on public relations and media kits with Alessandra Pollina, founder of Pollina PR & Communications. Participants will create a PR plan for their business, learn the basics of branding and messaging, how to make a media kit, and how to pitch yourself. Friday noon to 2 p.m., The Studio at 550, 500 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. $25. Register online or go to the or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Join transformational leadership coach Dr. Heather Williamson for a 60-minute webinar to learn communication, task management, and how to build a high-performing team for your organization. Friday, 7 to 8 p.m., online. $10. Register online or or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
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