March 27


05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


Our next DEF Colorado Springs Drink & Think for the new year will be on Wednesday, March 27th at 5 PM at Catalyst Campus. This month we’ll hear from Russ Long, of Long Capture and Contract Managemet (LCCM). During the years he spent as a contracting officer for the Air Force, Russ was frustrated with how complex and confusing the processes were to businesses trying to win contract awards. Even the simplest solicitations and contracts reach hundreds of pages of terms and conditions. Russ founded LCCM to help small-to-mid-size businesses navigate and learn the acquisition world, declutter the process, disrupt the marketplace, and increase client competitiveness. 

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 the Colorado Springs Agora’s monthly Drink & Think is a great way to learn more.


Why should I register for this 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? Parking is available in the vicinity of the venue and the parking is free.

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.