Does Morgan Stanley invest financially in companies that participate in the Lab?
Morgan Stanley will provide participating companies with a cash contribution, a five-month curated program, mentorship, networking, office space for the duration of the program, and access to certain external advisors in exchange for an equity stake of 5.00%. The cash contribution is $250,000 to each company participating in our New York-based program and £250,000 to each company participating in our London-based program.
What does the curriculum cover?
The curriculum is tailored to suit each individual cohort, but it generally includes such topics as branding your startup, developing your investor pitch, refining your value prop and devising effective finance and sales strategies. In addition, we offer participants the opportunity to meet with industry experts for one-on-one consultations.
What kind of mentorship will I receive from Morgan Stanley?
We pair each company with a Morgan Stanley mentor chosen specifically for their relevant expertise. Your mentor communicates with you regularly and can provide advice and counsel on company growth and scaling your business.
Will I be introduced to investors during my time at the Lab?
Morgan Stanley leverages its broad network of clients and investors on behalf of its Lab cohorts, making introductions and connections that aim to grow and scale each company’s business.
What is Demo Day?
Demo Day culminates the five-month Lab program, with each founder pitching to an audience of potential investors and clients.
Does the Lab team support its portfolio companies after the program is over?
Yes, we stay in contact with former participants and follow their successes, continuing to offer advice and support as needed.
For additional questions about our New York-based program, please use this contact to email us and we’ll get back to you shortly. For questions about our London-based (EMEA) program, please email us here.