April 25


05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEF New York is excited to launch into the rest of the year with a gathering on April 25th at 5:30 PM at WeWork Grand Central. Our goal is to help connect the defense and national security innovation ecosystem around New York. Speakers include:

  • Dan Madden – Director, Mid-Atlantic Region at MD5 – The National Security Technology Accelerator

  • Tommy Hendrix – Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Decisive Point

  • Dan Downs – Co-Founder at R3 Printing

Dan, Tommy, and Dan will speak for 10 minutes each about their work in national security innovation and the local New York ecosystem. The group will move to a local bar after speakers conclude. Come learn more about the virtuous insurgency and how the Big Apple plays a more significant role in national security than many people think. 

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 to get free access to our online communities, national programs and other information. See more on our website:


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? We are near to Grand Central. 4, 5, 6, 7, S trains and Metro North. The neighborhood has garage parking as well. 

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.