June 20


06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


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We are excited to host our next DEF New York Drink & Think with the Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) on June 20th at 6:30 PM in NYC. This will kick off a series of casual, monthly get-togethers that AAL is hosting for folks in the NYC area who are interested in defense technology and innovation. We’d love to have you join us for an evening of networking with tech and defense innovators, drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided! Click the link below to register:


In case you weren’t aware, the Army Applications Laboratory was established in 2018, along with the stand-up of the Army Futures Command, to act as a concierge service across the broader commercial marketplace of ideas. AAL’s mission is to align innovative solutions and technologies with Army problems, resources, and programs to rapidly discover, validate, and transition technology applications in support of Army modernization. In other words, AAL exists to connect ideas from a broad range of solvers — startups, entrepreneurs, tech companies, VCs, universities, research labs, and more — with the right people and organizations within the Army to close capability gaps and field novel solutions. Bottom line: AAL is the Army’s proponent for disruptive innovation.

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 this DEF Drink & Think is a great way to learn more. Don’t want to wait until the event? You can sign up as a member at our website to get free access to our online communities, national programs and other information. See more here:


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? AAL NYC is located at 155 5th Avenue on the 6th Floor. The entrance is to the left of The White Company.

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.