The Northern Virginia Technology Council is holding a panel discussion on “Successful Exits to Shoot For” Thursday.

The event will discuss the different types and sizes of exits, as well as how to develop a realistic vision for what can be achieved with a start-up.

Panelists include Duke Chung, who co-founded customer service software company Parature, which was sold to Microsoft in January for a reported $100 million; Jeff Hoffmeister of Morgan Stanley; and Doug Schmidt of Chessiecap Securities. Mark M. Aronson of Aronson LLC is the moderator.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. at Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. $25 for members, $45 for everyone else.

Other events of note
Tuesday, April 22

The Center for Innovative Technology’s two-day 2014 Mid-Atlantic Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Strategies Symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. at the CIT’s offices at 2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon. $60 to $200.

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce plays host to Martin Briley, president and chief executive of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, who will speak. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Stonewall Golf Club, 15601 Turtle Point Dr., Gainesville. $35 for members, $50 for everyone else.

Wednesday, April 23

The Tech Council of Maryland is hosting a panel discussion on “The Next Evolution — the Future of the Life Science Industry.” Speakers include James C. Greenwood of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Mark G. Heesen of the National Venture Capital Association, and Stephen J. Ubi of the Advanced Medical Technology Association. $70 for members, $90 for everyone else.

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop on “Be Ready to Continue Operations During and After an Emergency.” The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the chamber’s office at 1763 Fountain Dr., Reston. Free for members, $10 for everyone else.

Thursday, April 24

The Postdoc Conference & Career Fair for postdoctoral fellows in science, technology, engineering and mathematics begins at 8 a.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Rockville. $10.