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Saturday, Dec. 8
Growing your startup
Learn about venture capital at a two-day event hosted by Girls in Tech Boston, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women who are passionate about technology. Participants must attend both sessions. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Master social media
Find out how to engage users on social media at a General Assembly workshop. Attendees will learn tools to measure the effectiveness of their social media strategy. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $200. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Women-owned businesses supported
Purchase unique holiday gifts from women entrepreneurs at a pop-up shop. Vendors will be selling homemade eggnog, jewelry, and more. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Essential Advanced Skin Care, 29 Eastbrook Road, Dedham. Free.
Innovate with others
Work with fellow machine-learning enthusiasts at a meetup hosted by nonprofit ConnectAITogether, which aims to connect members of the artificial intelligence community. The organization will provide resources to help attendees execute their ideas. Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway, Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.