June 26


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


Our next DEF Bragg Drink & Think will be on Wednesday, June 26th at 7 PM at The Wine Cellar in Southern Pines. Come listen to Jarrett Deerwester, owner of The Wine Cellar. Jarrett is a former Special Forces Officer and long time wine connoisseur. Jarrett was at one time also serious all-grain home brewer. His diverse experiences in the military and as an entrepreneur are a perfect fit for our theme of the evening: highlighting local entrepreneurs! Come out and connect with other virtuous insurgents to learn more and explore how this will shape challenges and opportunities for innovation in national security.

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. DEF Bragg meets once a month to hear innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and authors share their stories and to get new ideas flowing in a casual environment (where uniforms and rank are left at the door).

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 the DEF Bragg’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? Parking is available in the vicinity of the the venue.

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.