May 17


07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEF is excited to host a Pop-Up Drink & Think in Tampa with long-time DEF leader Ben Taylor on Thursday17 May at 7:00 PM at Miller’s Ale House (Tampa Airport location).

Come enjoy camaraderi and informal discussion about DEF 3.0, nominate ideas for DEF2018 (hosted in Denver this fall) and talk about ways we can build national security innovation through partnerships, community development, fellowships, marketing, writing programs and more.

Not a member of the DEF community already? Join us in advance to get plugged into the conversation!

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 “InspireConnectEmpower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn. DEF usually meets at least once a month in active cities to hear innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and authors share their stories and to get new ideas flowing in a casual environment (where uniforms and rank are left at the door).

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 the DEF’s monthly Drink & Thinks are great ways to learn more.


Why should I register if this is a free event? 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 for getting to and from the event? Parking is available in the vicinity of the event venue. 

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.