Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF)
Creating a Culture of Innovation for National Security
Michael Madrid is the Executive Director of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF), a community-based nonprofit that convenes events, forges partnerships, and delivers tangible solutions in order to promote a culture of innovation in national security. Michael is also a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, having served tours in Japan and Spain before his current staff assignment in D.C. In his free time, Michael is a self-described coffee nerd with a startup in specialty roasting called Project Buna.