The Frontier Market Scouts Program, a joint-initiative of the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global and Village Capital, is expanding its network of social enterprises and impact investment organizations as placement partners that will host the Frontier Market Scouts in management roles in low income regions around the world.
The Frontier Market Scouts field program provides various services to social entrepreneurs and investors, from transaction-level assistance to crowd-sourcing facilitation. They help conceptualize a business idea, develop a business plan and an entrepreneurial team, provide due diligence, obtain investment capital, and scale businesses.
Those with a strong interest in enterprise development and impact investment at the Base of the Pyramid, a solid business or management background, and an excellent aptitude for cross-cultural immersive professional learning are eligible to apply for the FMS Program. Monterey Institute students in any degree program may apply. Outside participants who are advanced undergraduates, graduate students, career-changers, or junior professionals are also welcome.
Frontier Market Scouts Program offers two 2-week training programs per year (January and June). The program also recently added a 1-week summer training followed by a two month field program from July-August.
The Frontier Market Scouts Program selects and trains compassionate and capable young professionals to become 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 program consists of a 2-week training or 1-week training program in Monterey, California followed by a 6-month or 2-month (summer only) field program at sites around the world. To apply, please click here.
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2012 (extended from October 15)
- Applicants Notified: by November 15, 2012
- Program Deposit Due Date: December 1, 2012
Note: Only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. All applicants are encouraged to apply by the early acceptance deadline. Not only does this allow for a more preferred fellowship placement, but also increased time to apply for international visas and grants/financial aid. Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis after the general application deadline. There is no fee to apply.
Training Dates: January 8-22, 2013; The two-week program is followed by a February-July field assignment.
Carolyn Taylor Meyer, Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs by email email@example.com or by phone at 831.647.6417.