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.
The award-winning FMS program provides intensive two-week certificate trainings that prepare participants for careers in impact investing and social venture management. The training curriculum combines lectures, co-creative projects, and experiential learning facilitated by leading social entrepreneurs and investors. After the training, participants have the opportunity to become candidates for a competitive two- to 12-month fellowship in global hotspots for social enterprise. The 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.