Here at Capitol Post and Bunker Labs DC, we love to highlight the amazing founders, entrepreneurs, startups, staff members and mentors working in our space and engaging with our community through a fun and informative Q&A. Get to know the newest addition to our Bunker Labs staff, Harry Alford III!
Name: Harry Alford III
Where did you grow up? I grew up in NW Washington, DC attending an all-boys school fourth through 12th grade.
School(s): I received a BA from the University of Maryland, an MA from Georgetown University and a current MBA candidate at Babson.
Military Branch & Service/Specialty*: I have not served in the military although my father is a veteran, my uncle is an Officer in the Navy and I am the grandson of one of the original five Tuskegee Airmen.
Favorite DC-area Restaurant:
I have a few! Currently, a restaurant I’m really digging is called Alfies. It’s a Thai restaurant located in the Petworth neighborhood in DC.
Favorite Local Activity:
Yoga and strength training
Tell Us About Your Family:
I have a twin brother and my parents are entrepreneurs. All currently reside in the DC area.
Little Known Fact About You:
I played professional lacrosse for two years after college.
Brief Business or Personal Description:
I’m a passionate entrepreneur.
Briefly tell us how you’ve come into your current role.
I want to help create the next generation of amazing startups and valuable companies. Bunker Labs is the perfect platform for entrepreneurs to realize and accomplish their dreams. I also want to be a good team member. The Bunker staff is phenominal!
Who has influenced you the most in your career or organization and why?
My parents have definitely had the most profound impact on my life and business acumen. Seeing them run their business for two decades is an amazing education that I couldn’t acquire at any institution. I learned through a process of osmosis by immersion in entrepreneurship since an early age.
What have you accomplished that you’re most proud of?
Scaling and exiting my own company with my brother.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to another startup or entrepreneur?
In the beginning, focus on things that don’t scale. Get out of the building and talk to your customers.
For more information on Harry and his interest, visit his blog.