Frontier Market Scouts

Talking about "impact" only gets us so far. The world needs real solutions and people who are willing to get their hands dirty in the process of doing purpose-driven work. Get into action with the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS).

Top Three Reasons to Join FMS:

  • Earn a Professional Certificate in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management.  

The FMS two-week Certificate Training is offered three times a year in Monterey and DC. The training provides participants with the knowledge and foundational network to launch a career in the field of impact investing and social enterprise management.

  • Learn from the Best in the Field

FMS training instructors are leading practitioners in the impact space and work with organizations that include Omidyar Network, Accion Venture Lab, and Unreasonable Group. Through the combination of lectures and actionable projects, participants walk away with a comprehensive understanding of who the key players in the impact sector are, how to design an innovative impact-focused business model, and what it takes to implement and scale a social venture.

  • Become a Fellowship Candidate

After completing the intensive, two-week training, FMS participants have the opportunity to become candidates for fellowship positions with social ventures, accelerator programs, or impact funds. Typically full or part-time positions, fellowships are aimed at scaling or improving existing processes, addressing pressing business development or sales and marketing needs.

Since 2011, FMS fellows have worked to grow and improve processes for over 100 social enterprises around the world during field assignments based in countries such as Brazil, India, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania, South Africa, and Lebanon.

Our Impact Since 2011

The Frontier Market Scouts training and fellowship program has trained more than 300 professionals and served more than 100 different social enterprises in 20 different countries around the world since its inception. FMS received a 2013 Cordes Innovation Award from AshokaU and has now become the flagship program of the newly launched Center for Social Impact Learning at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS).

2014 fellows placed in field assignments Trained social enterprise professionals trained
100 Plus social entrepreneurs served this year 2014 placement partners from 5 continents
2014 countries in which fellows have served 2014 diverse countries of origin of participants

Placement Partners

One Degree Solar

[Unreasonable East Africa}




Waste Capital Partners