Tuesday, Sept. 27, Entertainment Industry: Technology and Market Driven. Seminar with Marvin Davis, senior vice president of marketing, Comcast Corp., on the importance of innovation, product branding and maintaining a competitive edge in the entertainment industry.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. Sponsor: Northern Virginia Community College. No cost. Contact: Business and Public Services Division, 703-323-3157. Event Web site: www.nvcc.edu/annandale/business.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, Bio Boardroom. A networking event where start-up companies can showcase their businesses and talk to leaders of Maryland's leading life sciences companies. Open only to "c-level" executives of biotech companies (CEO, COO, CSO, CTO, CFO), presidents and senior business-development executives.

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Human Genome Sciences, 14200 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville. Sponsor: Tech Council of Maryland. No charge. Contact: Chris Ward, cward@mdhitech.org. Event Web site: www.mdhitech.org/Calendar/html/513.html.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, Growing Maryland Funding of Maryland Technology. Event will highlight the importance of getting more funding for the state's technology industry.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Capital Genomics, 9290 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. Sponsor: 270Tech. Cost: $20 (full-time students, $10). Contact: Roger Erickson, 301-349-0798, rge@270Tech.net. Event Web site: www.270tech.net/showEvent.do?id=62.

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