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 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.
The certificate program provides a two-week training in Monterey, California in January or May followed by a six-month internship with leading impact investors and intermediaries around the world. FMS also offers an abbreviated training in Monterey (in conjunction with the two-week training) in May/June followed by a field program July-August.
Past and current Scouts have been placed in Brazil (Sao Paolo), Ecuador (Coca region), Egypt (Cairo), India (Chennai, Mumbai), Lebanon (Beirut), Nigeria (Lagos), Tanzania (Dar Es Salaam), and Vietnam (Ho Chi Min City).
Above text take from Village Capital website
To learn more about the FMS program visit the Monterey Institute Frontier Market Scouts program page here.