February 22


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEF Los Angeles is excited to partner up with friends from The Aerospace Corporation for a Lunch & Learn at 12:00 PM on February 22nd at Cross Campus in El Segundo. Did you know that Techstars and Starburst just announced a Space Accelerator that is backed by the Air Force, NASA JPL, Lockheed Martin and a host of others? Are you interested in connecting with others in the innovation space intersecting with defense and aerospace in Los Angeles? We’re excited to continue engaging the broader national security community (both traditional and non-traditional) here in LA and welcome you to take a bit of time out to come join us. Thanks to The Aerospace Corporation for hosting!

Bring your own lunch (feel free to grab a bite at Shake Shack, Tender Greens or one of the other local shops right next door) and we recommend showing up early to ensure you find a parking spot or just carpool / take a rideshare to make things easier. We’ll plan to meet outside on a patio if the weather is nice and move inside if needed.

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 for getting to and from the event? Some limited parking is available in the vicinity of the venue, but you should plan extra time to find it or, even easier, take a rideshare.

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.