Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab Leaves Black Tech Founders with More than They Came For

The Plug and Morgan Stanley review case studies of the Multicultural Innovation Lab’s top-performing Black tech founders and their companies.

Dear Readers—

For over four years, the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab has been serving and supporting high-growth founders of color through their accelerator designed to meet the needs of early-stage tech, and tech-enabled entrepreneurs. 

We partnered with their team over the summer to share the stories of 10 distinctive Black founders who were able to leverage the program to create partnerships, sales opportunities, scale their business and much more. 

To date, over 50 entrepreneurs have gone through the curriculum and have since gone on to raise more than $100 million in funding. Companies that are targeted to participate have founders, leadership and technical teams from underrepresented groups and have generally raised post‐seed to Series B funding rounds.

Stay tuned for upcoming applications and the opportunity to join their next cohort program when you sign up to receive updates from the Morgan Stanley Multicultural Innovation Lab. 

Take a look at those interviews when you see their stories here.

In the work,

Sherrell Dorsey

Founder and CEO

The Plug

Sherrell Dorsey

She is the founder and CEO of The Plug—a distinctive, Black tech news and insights platform covering Black innovators in tech, venture capital, future of work policy, and more. Follow Sherrell on Twitter @Sherrell_Dorsey.