Frontier Market Scouts

About the Program

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 in Monterey, California, or Amsterdam, The Netherlands, every January/February and June/July. The training prepares fellows for 2 to 12 month field assignments around the world.

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Applicant Eligibility

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. The Institute students in any degree program may apply. Outside participants who are advanced undergraduates, graduate students, career-changers, or junior professionals are also welcome.

Application Information


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Program Fees & Credits

Read more about program fees and options for academic credit options associated with the training.


There is no on-campus housing available on the Institute campus in Monterey. However, the The Institute Student Services Office can assist participants with Monterey housing resources.