Heading off the beaten track: field assignments commence for winter 2014 Scouts

Winter 2014 Training - Monterey, CA
Scouts savor the sunset and their last day of training at Point Lobos State Park – Carmel, CA

February is off to an exciting start as our winter 2014 Scouts head off the beaten track to social enterprise and impact investment field assignments in India, China, Kenya, Tanzania and the US, to name a few. After two weeks of intense training and mentoring in Monterey, recent trainees will embark on what promises to be a career defining and life changing experience at a range of social enterprises including, but not limited to: Waste Capital Partners, Village Capital, Karibu Solar, iKure India, Points of Light Civic Accelerator, Socap, Unreasonable, One Degree Solar  and Hub Oaxaca.

On assignment, Scouts will spend 3-12 months providing due diligence for investors and technical assistance for entrepreneurs with the goal of generating high-quality deal flows and supporting portfolio companies at a low cost. Scouts provide much-needed human capital to help small and medium-sized social enterprises scale.

This year’s winter 2014 cohort is the 7th generation of Scouts to complete the training program. To date Frontier Market Scouts has trained over 240 social enterprise professionals from 20 countries.

About Frontier Market Scouts

The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) Program selects and trains social enterprise professionals who desire a career in social venture management and impact investing. Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the FMS program turns compassionate and capable professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.

For more information, visit www.fmscouts.org. Read our blog at blogs.miis.edu/frontier/. Follow us on Twitter @FMScouts and on Facebook at facebook.com/frontiermarketscouts.

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