Opportunities
Are you or do you know a service member that has or will soon transition to the civilian world? Stanford’s 2 to 4 Veteran Accelerator is designed to help veterans capitalize on the skill set the developed in the military and use it to “study and succeed at one of the world’s most elite universities.” Check out their program here.
 
The Milken Institute has released a call for active-duty military officers to apply to join the Military Leadership Circle at the 2017 Milken Institute Global Conference held April 30 through May 3. The Conference will spotlight critical global issues by bringing together over 3,000 successful world leaders from the government, business, academic, and non-profit sectors. MLC members will participate as panel members on a variety of topics, host a private discussion for Milken Associates, exchange ideas with the Young Leaders Circle, and pair with Milken Associates for one-on-one collaboration opportunities at the conference and beyond.
 
The DEF Marketing team is looking for volunteers to work on our video-editing team. If you’re interested, send us an e-mail!

Though-Provoking Articles and Video
Check out our DEFxSV coordinator Val Rivera’s article about planning a DEFx event. It’s a good read for anyone planning an event, but particularly for a DEFx.

Running an innovation lab in the public sector can be a tricky prospect, here’s how four governments are handling the challenge.

Jon Gillis gave a great talk at DEF 2016 about using the untapped potential in the E1-E5 community. It’s a thought-provoking talk for anyone, and can be used as a professional development tool.

AmazonSmile
Want to support Defense Innovation while you’re shopping online? DEF is now an authorized non-profit in the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to DEF. To use AmazonSmile, click here or go here and search for “Defense Entrepreneurs, Inc.” then shop normally with the satisfaction that each qualified purchase you make supports defense innovation.

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– The DEF Team

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