Tuesday Biodiesel discussion The NW Biodiesel Network's monthly meeting will look at "Other Diesel Alternatives: Hype or Hope?," a look at fuels...

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Biodiesel discussion

The NW Biodiesel Network’s monthly meeting will look at “Other Diesel Alternatives: Hype or Hope?,” a look at fuels such as renewable diesel, green diesel, biocrude and sunfuel. 7-9 p.m., Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Free. Information: www.nwbiodiesel.org/.


Social issues

The MIT Enterprise Forum will host a dinner and panel discussion on “Social Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business by Giving Back,” a look at how for-profit businesses can make a social impact. 5-8:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. Cost: $48. Information: www.mitwa.org.

Chamber dinner

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s Eastside Annual Dinner with keynote by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. 5:15-8:45 p.m., Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Cost: $90-$110. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Information: www.bellevuechamber.org/events/index.cfm.


Clean technology

The Washington Clean Technology Alliance will hold a session on “Clean Tech Challenges and Opportunities in China.” 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Rainier Club, Seattle. Cost: $45-$55. Information: www.wacleantech.org/featuredevent.html or 206-587-4817.

Web services

The September event of the Washington Technology Industry Association’s Technology in Focus Series will feature a discussion on “Cashing in on Web Services: The Display Ad Model and Beyond.” 5-8 p.m., Westin Hotel, Bellevue, 600 Bellevue Way N.E. Cost: $50-$90. Information: www.washingtontechnology.org.

Networking meeting

The Indus Entrepreneur’s Seattle chapter will hold a panel discussion on “Entrepreneurship and Raising Money in Tough Times.” 6-9 p.m., Bellevue Courtyard by Marriott, 11010 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. Cost: $20-$40. Information: www.tie-seattle.org.

Sept. 30

Entrepreneur workshop

The September Think Tank session of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network will focus on “Are You, or Should You Be, an Entrepreneur?,” with a panel discussing what it takes to start a business. 7 p.m., Schaffer Auditorium, Seattle University. Free. Information: www.nwen.org.

Oct. 2

Angel event

The MIT Enterprise Forum is sponsoring an opportunity to “Meet the Angel Organizations,” an event at which entrepreneurs can learn about a handful of angel organizations. 5:30-8 p.m., One Union Square Boardroom, 600 University St., Seattle. Cost: $25. Information: www.mitwa.org.

Oct. 9

Technology convergence

The West Sound Technology Association will hold its seventh-annual summit on “Technology Convergence: The Integrated Lifestyle.” 4-7:30 p.m., Silverdale Beach Hotel, Silverdale. Cost: $30-$40. Information: www.westsoundtechnology.org/summit2008.asp or 206-338-6554.

Oct. 10

Venture breakfast

The October Venture Breakfast of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network will feature a discussion on “Getting Free Publicity.” 7-9 a.m., Bellevue Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Cost: $25-$45. Information: www.nwen.org.

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