The Frontier Market Scouts Program selects and trains aspiring professionals who desire a career in social venture and impact investing. Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.
The Scouts provide due diligence for investors and technical assistance for entrepreneurs with the goal of generating high-quality deal flows and supporting portfolio companies at a low cost. The purpose is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation in capital-weak areas of emerging markets, while gaining career defining and life changing experience.
The certificate program provided a two-week training in Monterey, California in January followed by a six-month internship with leading impact investors and intermediaries around the world.
(Above text from Village Capital website)
Frontier Market Scouts are in placements around the world including India, Kenya, Colombia, Turkey, Netherlands, China, UK, Indonesia, Brazil, and Peru. To learn more about other Frontier Market Scouts out in the field, check out their blogs & bios at the Frontier Market Scouts website.