Multicultural Innovation Lab

Term: Academic Year

An intensive 6-month accelerator designed to help build and scale startups, culminating in a showcase presenting each company to the investor community.

The Multicultural Innovation Lab, supported by Morgan Stanley, is an intensive 6-month accelerator designed to help build and scale startups, culminating in a showcase presenting each company to the investor community.

The Multicultural Innovation Lab targets early stage technology and technology-enabled startups with a woman or multicultural founder, co-founder, Chief Technology Officer or other member of C-suite. We consider early stage to be within Seed to Series B funding rounds.

Successful applicants will be provided with:

  • Cash contribution from Morgan Stanley in exchange for equity interest
  • Workspace at Morgan Stanley's headquarters in Times Square
  • Connections to Morgan Stanley and external partner networks
  • Opportunity to pitch to the influential investor community
  • Curated content across a variety of speakers and topics

Ideal candidates will have the following characteristics:

  • Multicultural or woman founder, co-founder, Chief Technology Officer or other member of C-suite
  • A startup that is technology or technology-enabled and within the Seed to Series B funding rounds
  • Has successfully raised Friends and Family, Angel or Seed Rounds
  • Launched product with demonstrated revenues that provide initial validation of business model and market opportunity
  • A commitment to be based full-time at our headquarters for the duration of the program

Fact Sheet

Discipline:
STEM
Eligibility:
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Undergraduates, Senior
Fellowship Type:
Experiential
Region:
North America
Term:
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
2020
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 3, 2020