Defense Entrepreneurs Forum | Pop-Up Drink & Think

August 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Staunton Innovation Hub
32 N Augusta St
Staunton, VA 24401

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Join the SVTC and Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Charlottesville (#DEFCharlottesville) for a Pop-Up Drink & Think, Staunton (8/6, 6 pm) at the Staunton Innovation Hub

The DEF Charlottesville community is excited to have a Pop-Up Drink & Think event to connect virtuous insurgents in the Central Virginia area.

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’re curious what all the buzz is about in national security and defense innovation, have an interest in how military members and veterans are collaborating with academia, industry, and startups, or just enjoy interacting with other curious members of the military, technology, policy and entrepreneur communities, this is the place to be! Uniforms, ranks, and titles are left at the door to facilitate meaningful conversations that support the national security community.

Daniel Manning, founder of Firepower Concepts and Deputy Director of Regional Affairs for the United States Air Force will be there. He works with executives from business, non-profits, and governments to use applied creativity to unlock ideas and solve tough problems. Blending decades of military experience with the latest academic research into creativity, neuroscience, and psychology, he helps precisely define problems, develop solutions, and craft action plans to put those solutions to work.

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.

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.

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