Given a set of criteria for new investment, the scouts 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 Scouts’ 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 experience.
The duration of a scout's field assignment is typically six months, although two-month field posts are available July-August each year. The cost to the investors for deploying a Frontier Market Scout varies, and is determined by the investors. Scouts treasure the professional and life experience of working for the enterprising poor along with impact investors. A challenging assignment is what a scout expects. A boost for a rewarding career in impact investment is what they hope for.
We placed 63 scouts in 17 countries around the world working with social enterprises, impact investment funds, and social venture accelerator programs for 6 month internships this Summer/Fall. Get to know them!