1. How does the Frontier Market Scouts Program work?

The program selects and trains emerging business and development professionals to serve* as a low cost and effective bridge between enterprising people in low-income regions and investors. Frontier Market Scouts fellows commit for fellowships lasting 2-12 months. Typically, FMS fellowships include one of the following focuses:

  • Seek out enterprising people and facilitate exchange of ideas
  • Due diligence and asset allocation for social and commercial investors
  • Business development and strategy 
  • Operations and management with an impact-driven enterprise
  • Fund development support for social enterprises

*Field assignments are not mandatory. Those admitted to the 2-week FMS certificate training have the option of becoming a candidate for the field assignment fellowship.