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Learn the essentials of working with contracts as a small business at an event hosted by co-working space The Village Works and law firm DailyGC. Topics include ways to avoid contract disputes. Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., The Village Works, 202 Washington St., Brookline. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe .com.
Entrepreneurship and education exchange
Find out how to turn academic innovations into a business at an event hosted by business network ENET. There will also be a chance to network. Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m., Draper Laboratory, Hill Building, One Hampshire St., Cambridge. Tickets range from free to $10. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Understand the importance of using financial projections as a startup at an event hosted by the Capital Network. Panelists will review metrics that will attract — and repel — investors. Wednesday, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., LearnLaunch, 281 Summer St., second floor, Boston. Tickets range from free to $35. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Get the lowdown on New England’s funding environment at an event hosted by startup resource group Startup Coalition. Panelists will review what the current economic situation means for local firms looking to attract capital. Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., WeWork, 745 Atlantic Ave., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.Events of note? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @GlobeBiz.