Frontier Market Scouts

The career-defining opportunity to work with social ventures and impact investment firms around the world.

Our Fellowship Partner Network

Invested Development Projects in Kenya

Founded in 2009, ID is a leading innovator in early-stage financing for tech start-ups. ID funds start-ups that are committed to serving the world’s underserved markets. In 2011, ID launched the BSP Fund, a seed-stage equity fund for mobile/ICT, alternative energy, and agriculture technology start-ups. To date, the BSP Fund has made eleven investments across eight countries. After seeing the working capital strain that start-ups face in emerging markets, ID responded with the Impact Factoring Fund (IFF) in 2012. The IFF provides working capital to growth-stage technology companies in emerging markets.

Frontier Market Scouts at Invested Development can expect to work in Kenya and report directly to senior management. Assignments are spread across the company’s key functions of finance, investment, research, marketing, and pipeline development functions and are tailored the intern’s skills. All projects require a high level of independence, flexibility and comfort working in low-resource environments.

Village Capital Social Enterprise Accelerators

Village Capital operates social enterprise accelerators around the world.  Frontier Market Scouts assist Village Capital in either managing / setting-up existing accelerator programs, or searching for new potential accelerator opportunities around the globe.  Scouts spend 6 months on the ground working to connect social entrepreneurs with impact investors and providing them with the tools they need to successfully complete the accelerator process. 

Domestic US Placement Partners

Placements include social enterprises throughout the US, specifically investment funds, accelerators, capacity-building organizations, and foundations.    

Additional Field Placement Partners

We are adding new social enterprise partners every month. Please view our partner page to see an illustrative list or to become a partner!