May 23


04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


It’s time for DEF Los Angeles to have another monthly Drink & Think! This go around we are meeting at Basin 141 in Montrose (near NASA JPL in Pasadena) at 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 23rd. Our topics for the evening will be the Starburst Aerospace selection meeting, happening earlier that day, National Security Innovation Network “Starts LA” pitch night, happening the night before, and  “Off the Grid Hackathon“, taking place the prior weekend in San Diego. With members of the DEF community at each, it’ll be a great chance to learn more about the local ecosystem and bring new friends, so don’t miss out!

The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and enabling a culture of innovation in the US national security community. The mission of DEF is to inspireconnect and empower people committed to national security through convening events, forging partnerships and delivery of tangible solutions. Some of the ways the connections happen include monthly gatherings, 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 events are 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? Some parking is available in the vicinity of the venue, but a rideshare isn’t a bad idea (or connect with others in the DEF community if looking to share a lift over). 

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.