DEFENSE ENTREPRENEURS FORUM

Inspire-Connect-Empower

aka Defense Entrepreneurs Forum   |   Washington, DC   |  https://defenseentrepreneurs.org/

Mission

The mission of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is to inspire, connect and empower people by convening events, forging partnerships and delivering tangible solutions. We do this in order to promote a culture of innovation in the national security community. We are united in this purpose through service to our nation and the desire to bring innovation to the national security ecosystem. We recognize that large, multi-tiered organization can stymie new ideas and ways of solving problems. Within any organization, there are people driven to find new, better, faster, cheaper, easier and more effective solutions. DEF unites those people, enabling them with avenues to express themselves, network with like-minded individuals, and gain the ideas, mentorship and support necessary to excel.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Michael Madrid

Main address

NORTHWEST REGISTERED AGENT SERVICE, INC. 1717 N STREET NW, SUITE 1

Washington, DC 20036 USA

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EIN

47-3624531

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Q01)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Annual Conference

The DEF Annual Conference takes place for 3 days each year and focuses around ideas, connections and actions that can shape meaningful change in the national security community. People come from around the world to hear from speakers and panels, take part in design sessions and forge new pathways to innovation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Military personnel

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Board of directors
as of 8/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Morgan Plummer

Jen Sovada

Ian Eishen

Evana Hu

Chris Lynch

Joy Shanaberger

Josh Marcuse

Meagan Metzger

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability