The January Drink & Think will continue our previous discussions of innovators in defense and national security by starting with an overview of DEF. Afterwards we will take some time to talk about Hacking for Defense (H4D) and connections with the University of Southern California. Then the topic will be opened up for discussion, questions, networking and discovery of ways that DEF Los Angeles, in particular, can help members initiate and improve defense and security programs.
The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit network of problem solvers in the military, government and private sector that work together to increase innovation and support disruptive thinkers in the national security space. The mission of DEF is “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn.
If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then DEF LA’s monthly Drink & Think is a great way to learn more.
Why should I register if this is a free event? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF team to better prepare the planned space for everyone who plans on attending. Thanks in advance!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Ample parking is available at the Salt Creek Grille and surrounding lots near Whole Foods.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Feel free to message DEF any questions you may have on Facebook in advance, or shoot us an email. We don’t like spam, but are interested in just about anything else that falls into DEF lanes, so, when in doubt, reach out! We are, after all, about connecting people.