Monday-Wednesday Nano conference The fifth-annual Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference will feature presentations on a range of nanotechnologies...

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Nano conference

The fifth-annual Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference will feature presentations on a range of nanotechnologies. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and the Washington Technology Center. Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Registration cost: $240-$275. Information:


Venture financing

The Washington Technology Industry Association’s Urban Leadership Series will discuss “Washington Venture Financing — An Inside View.” 7:30-9 a.m., World Trade Center, Suite 410. Cost: $25-$50. Information:

Startup workshop

The Northwest Entrepreneur Network will hold a workshop on “Startup Legal Essentials” covering corporate formation, issuing stock, employment agreements and other issues. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Davis Wright Tremaine offices, 1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200, Seattle. Cost: $65-$115. Information:

Venture clinic

The Alliance of Angels will hold its “10-Minute Pitch Clinic” session to help entrepreneurs craft their message to investors and others. 2-4:30 p.m., 1301 Fifth Ave., Suite 2500, Seattle. Cost: $95-$110. Information: or


Venture breakfast

The September breakfast of the Northwest Venture Network breakfast will feature Fierce CEO Susan Scott speaking on “How Can Business Leaders Use Fierce Conversations to Drive Change?” 7-9 a.m., Bellevue Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Cost: $25-$45. Information:

Sept. 24

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:

Chamber dinner

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s Eastside Annual Dinner will be keynoted by Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. 5:15-8:45 p.m., Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue. Cost: $90-$110. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Information:

Sept. 25

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:

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:

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