Frontier Market Scout

Frontier Market Scout

Frontier Market Scouts Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies
Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Management Fellowship

The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Program selects and trains aspiring professionals who desire a career in social venture and impact investing. Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the 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 Scouts’ mission 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.

Fall 2012 placement partners include:

Village Capital (www.vilcap.com)
The Shell Foundation (www.shellfoundation.org)
Invested Development (www.investeddevelopment.com)

Benefits: Program provides a graduate-level pre-departure training, un-matched experience with industry leaders and projects, and a minimum $200 monthly stipend. Additional funding to offset travel and living costs may be available.

Interested June-December 2012 fellows should apply online at http://go.miis.edu/fmsapp by April 1, 2012. For more information visit http://www.fmscouts.org or contact Carolyn Taylor Meyer at (831) 647-6417.

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