What is an Agora?

An agora was a central public space in ancient Greek city-states. This translates into DEF as a group of virtuous insurgents who collaborate and discuss ways to push forward innovative and disruptive ideas. These gatherings create the opportunity to interact and connect with fellow military and veteran entrepreneurs to push ideas forward to advance national security.


Originally called "Drink and Thinks," these events are much more than drinking, thinking, and exchanging business cards. There is a unique power in informal networks created by personal interactions. Local DEF events are intended to build the relational networks we need to make an impact and promote meaningful change.

Resources for Agora Leads

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