Frontier Market Scouts


The 2-week professional certificate training is designed and delivered by experienced professionals in the social and commercial venture investment industries. They understand the mission of the Frontier Market Scouts Program and what it takes to make a great Frontier Market Scout.

Practitioner-led Trainings in Amsterdam and Monterey

The FMS field placement fellowship option is a key part of a self-sustaining ecosystem for social enterprise development and investment, designed to enable entrepreneurs in the “missing middle,” those ventures that are too large to receive microfinance funds, and those that are too small to attract traditional venture funding.

Participants may choose to apply for the certification training program or the combination of training follow by a 2-12 month field placement fellowship

FMS Faculty


Yuwei Shi
Dean Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the The Institute

Designing an Innovative Business Model


Ross Baird
Founder and Executive Director - Village Capital

Introduction to Social Enterprise and Impact Investing
Scouting and Developing a Winning Social Venture


Simon Desjardins
Business Manager - Shell Foundation

Scaling High-Impact Social Enterprise


Paul Breloff
Founder and Managing Director - Accion Venture Lab

Diligence Process and Decision in Impact Investment


Miguel Granier
Founder and Managing Director - Invested Development

Diligence Process and Decision in Impact Investment

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