September 19


05:00 pm - 07:30 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


The next DEF Hawaii Drink & Think will be on September 19th at 5:00 PM on the The Lanai at Mamala Bay in Honolulu. The evening’s focus will be taking the temperature on the local innovation ecosystem. The event will be largely social, to make connections; but we will ask representatives of local dispersed innovation efforts to speak for a few minutes on their organization and efforts. Out of this, we hope to get a more clear picture of how DEF could help facilitate the growth, connection, and increased collaboration of the local innovation community. Join members of the national security community, academia and entrepreneurs for an invigorating evening!

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’s monthly Drink & Think is a great way to learn more.



Why should I register? 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.

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.