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Defense talk


The keynote speaker at the French American Chamber annual meeting will be Robert Cremin, chairman, president and chief executive of Bellevue-based Esterline Technologies, who will discuss “Global Markets for Defense Technology,” 5:30-9 p.m., Executive Dining Room, World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 490, Seattle. Cost: $45-$60. Information: 206-443-4703 or www.faccpnw.org.


Venture seminar

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The Northwest Entrepreneur Network will hold a discussion on “Creative Financing for Early Stage Companies.” 7:30 p.m., Bellevue Community College, Room N201, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. Free. Information: www.nwen.org.


March 29



Legal issues seminar


The Northwest Entrepreneur Network will hold a workshop on “Legal Essentials for Startups,” a discussion of legal issues that early stage and startup companies face. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Davis Wright Tremaine offices, 1501 Fourth Ave., Suite 2600, Seattle. Cost: $55-$85. Information: 425-746-1973 or www.nwen.org/program/essential_workshops_20050329.htm.


Biotech center


In an event held by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Leroy Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology, will talk about “Creating the Center for World Health,” a discussion of the biotech industry. 7:30-9:30 a.m., Meydenbauer Center, 11100 Sixth Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Cost is $40. Information: www.bellevuechamber.org or 425-454-2464 .


April 8



Technology summit


The Washington Technology Summit conference will bring together business and government leaders to discuss opportunities in energy, life sciences, defense and security, and nanotechnology. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle. Cost: $150. Registration: www.watechcenter.org. Information: 206-616-4187.

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