Our first DEF Colorado Springs Drink & Think for the new year will be on January 17th at 5 PM at Catalyst Campus. Never been there? You’re in for a treat! Catalyst Campus exists as a collaborative ecosystem for industry, small businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capitalists focused on aerospace and defense. The team hopes to create community, spark innovation, and support an ecosystem of research and development, using public-private partnerships to cross-pollinate national defense, academic and commercial technologies. Also, they have two kegs on tap, which you can enjoy with your ticket!
This month will be socially-focused, exposing folks that have not yet interacted with the entrepreneurs, military members and small businesses that all use the 8 acre space as their home base. If you’re into the space scene (or aspire to be a plankholder in the Space Force), it’s basically a “must go”. You can also learn about cool things going on at the Air Force Acadamy and about things like design thinking and (did we say it already?) innovation. But mainly you should expect to have a good time and meet likeminded people who want to make a difference 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.
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.