Do you find yourself constantly discussing national security or defense issues and solutions? Do you find DEF’s startup-style energy an invigorating and refreshing creative outlet? If so, bring the DEF entrepreneurship community to the national security arena near you by planning a DEFx.

DEFx events are your events. You create, shape, test, and implement a DEFx with the knowledge and support of the greater DEF community. The theme, topics, speakers, location, format, and date are all yours to decide.  These one- or two-day events bring the same powerful DEF network of entrepreneurs and innovators to new communities and new people.

Programming usually addresses the urgent challenges in your community:

  • panel discussions that bring together active duty service members, tech innovators, and policymakers,
  • innovation competitions that bring startup-style problem solving to emerging national security challenges,
  • debates about the best way to improve military talent management system,
  • hack-a-thons, or
  • human center design breakout sessions.

You have the opportunity to partner with universities, incubators, tech-startups and other organizations in your community.   Bring your colleges and friends to the table and watch the collaboration begin!

Curious what other have done? Check out their stories on Medium. Interested in hosting a DEFx event? Let us know!