June 26


06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Defense Entrepreneurs Forum


DEF Washington DC is excited to bring you our June Drink & Think on Wednesday, 26 June at 6:00 PM at Industrious Ballston in Arlington with the new director of DDS, Brett Goldstein. Our theme for the evening is Technology Innovation: Shaping the 21st Century. Not sure what the Defense Digital Service is all about? Check out more in this recent article. Thanks to Industrious Ballston for providing the awesome space! This month is another great chance to connect with members of the national security and defense community from an array of backgrounds and work together to make a difference, particularly in areas where technology is driving ideas and changes for the military and policymakers alike.

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. DEF Washington DC meets at least once a month 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… unless it’s at the Pentagon, in which case, comes with the territory).

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 for this event? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF team to better prepare the planned space and coordinate with the restaurant for everyone who plans on attending. Thanks in advance!

What are my transportation/parking options? We recommend taking a rideshare or Metro.

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.