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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

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:

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

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: 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: Information: 206-616-4187.

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