June 18


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


Another DEF St. Louis Drink & Think is right around the corner on Tuesday, June 18th at 6 PM at Slalom in St. Louis. We’re going to be mapping out the St. Louis national security, innovation, and entrepreneurial communities and are excited to have the chance to work with the team at Slalom (who’s also kindly providing space and refreshments). Come on out and bring a friend to help grow the virtuous insurgency! Be sure to register for clear directions to the location.

The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) exists to promote a culture of innovation in the national security community. The mission of DEF is to “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events in different regions, a national conference each year, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn. Our national programs include fellowship opportunties, writing initiativies and an internal think tank in which all members are welcome to participate. Drink & Think events are a foundational way of connecting the national security innovation community. 

Interested in an external perspective of DEF? Check out this War on the Rocks article. Want to get involved? Anyone can join at to get free access to our online communities, national programs and more.


Why should I register? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF  team to better prepare the 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, but a rideshare is never a bad call. 

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.