The Frontier Market Scouts field program provides various services to social entrepreneurs and investors, from transaction-level assistance to crowd-sourcing facilitation. They help conceptualize a business idea, develop a business plan and an entrepreneurial team, provide due diligence, obtain investment capital, and scale businesses.
Given a set of criteria for new investment, the fellows spend time on the ground with local entrepreneurs looking for the best and most investment-worthy social ventures for developing high-quality deal flows at a low cost.
A fellow's mission is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation in capital-weak areas of emerging markets, while gaining career defining and life changing experiences.
The duration of a fellow's field assignment is typically six to twelve months, although two-month field posts are available each year. Fellows treasure the professional and life experience of collaborating with the enterprising poor along with impact investors. A challenging assignment is what a fellow expects. A boost for a rewarding career in impact investment is what they receive.
We have placed 63 scouts in 17 countries around the world working with social enterprises, impact investment funds, and social venture accelerator programs for 6 to 12 month internships this Summer/Fall. Get to know them!