Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab

Our in-house startup accelerator promotes financial inclusion and provides access to capital for early-stage technology and technology-enabled companies.
Our mission is to create a more inclusive investment landscape. We provide a unique opportunity for disruptive startups to access capital, accelerate their business and increase their visibility.
Global Head of Inclusive Ventures Group

How We’re Different

We pride ourselves in leading with exceptional ideas and delivering the breadth of Morgan Stanley resources to our companies. Learn more in our FAQs.

  1. Investment of Capital

    Morgan Stanley provides participating companies with $250,000 for each company in our New York-based program and £250,000 for each company in our London-based program in exchange for a 5% equity stake.

  2. Powerful Networks

    We introduce startups to our bankers, financial advisors, technology experts and others who can connect each company to their industry networks. We also give them access to potential clients and the investor ecosystem at large.

  3. Mentoring and More

    Morgan Stanley pairs each startup with hand-picked mentors, entrepreneurs in residence and advisors who provide counsel, sales and leadership coaching, to help each company grow and scale.

  4. Tailored Curriculum

    The Lab customizes a curriculum for each startup, including finance and sales strategy, marketing and branding, and private sessions with industry experts.

  5. Pitch Day to Investors

    Our program culminates in a Demo Day during which all participants can raise their profiles with presentations to investors, potential business partners and customers.

Apply to the Lab

We are not currently accepting applications. Please join our mailing list to get information about when and how to apply for future cohorts.

Portfolio Companies

Learn about the companies that have benefited from their experience with the Lab.

Meet the Current and Past Cohorts
Inclusive Ventures Lab
Explore the wide range of founders that have worked with the Lab.

Founder and Funding Insights

Learn about trends in inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as insights on access to capital.

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Inclusive Ventures Lab

Our Groundbreaking Research

Read our surveys of venture capitalists to learn how attitudes towards funding founders are changing—and how much work still needs to be done.

Explore the Lab

Learn more about the Lab, the companies we work with and how to apply.