May 21


04:30 pm - 07:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


The Tampa community is amping up for the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, and the DEF Community is going to be right there alongside! Join virtuous insurgents from across the country for a Pop-Up Drink & Think event on Tuesday, 21 May at 4:30 PM in Yeoman’s Cask and Lion in down town for a chance to meet-up in person. If you’re curious what all the buzz is about in national security and defense innovation, have an interest in how SOF, industry and startups are playing a part, or just enjoy interacting with other curious members of the military, technology, policy and entrepreneur communities, this is the place to be!

The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit network of problem solvers in the military, government and private sector that work together to increase innovation and support disruptive thinkers in the national security space. The mission of DEF is “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but 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 & Thinks 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? Parking is available in the vicinity of the venue, and it’s a short walk from the convention center if you’re in town for SOFIC.

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.