Tuesday, December 13th, 2011...11:49 am

Two Social Entrepreneurship Positions with Village Capital in Cape Town and Mumbai this Spring-Summer

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We want to notify you regarding a unique training and field program offered through Village Capital and the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2012. While the original deadline has passed, we have two new field placements in Cape Town and Mumbai that are still open. Interested participants (current students, alumni, and career-changers) should apply at FMS website. Generous scholarships are available.

Enabling the Enterprising Poor

The Frontier Market Scouts Program exists to inspire and educate a new generation of business and development leaders.  Frontier Market Scouts enable the enterprising poor to achieve scalable and sustainable poverty alleviation in capital-weak areas far removed from established markets.  Founded in January 2011, the Frontier Market Scouts Program is a creation of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Sanghata Global, in partnership with Village Capital and Impact Venture Labs.

Frontier Market Scouts

Focus on market solutions and private sector development in the traditionally nonprofit and public aid communities

Bridge entrepreneurial ventures, investment funds, governments and nonprofits serving the Base of the Pyramid

Secure a career boost in social venture and investment management and in emerging markets

Gain a life-changing experience from creating and sustaining significant, direct and positive impact on people’s lives

How Does the Program Work?

The Frontier Market Scouts Program provides intensive, three-week trainings that introduce participants to the world of social impact investing and venture management.  The Monterey, California-based trainings also prepare participants for the opportunity to work directly with local entrepreneurs and impact investors during a six-month field program in the global hotspots for social entrepreneurship. A parallel program will soon be launched in London, England.

Training Curriculum

The Essentials of Business Modeling (1 credit hour)

Yuwei Shi, Dean, Graduate  

School of International Policy and Management, Monterey Institute

Investing and Building Social Ventures (2 credit hours)

Ross Baird, Executive Director,

Village Capital

Market Research Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid (1 credit hour)

Jason Fairbourne, CEO,    Fairbourne Consulting Group and Fairbourne Holdings

Social Investors and Impact Management (1 credit hour)

Sara Olson, Founder and CEO, SVT Group

Cross-cultural Professional Preparation (1 credit hour)

Carol Henderson, Professor at Rutgers University

Certification and Credits

Upon successful completion of the training curriculum and field assignment, participants will receive Certificate of Completion issued by the Monterey Institute. The Institute also awards up to 12 academic credits for participants who may wish to apply them to a degree program at the Monterey Institute or another higher education institution.

Program Dates

The training program is offered twice a year in January and June. Following the training program, the Scouts embark on their field assignments for a period of approximately six months.


The program offers scholarships, including a number of full scholarships to the best applicants. Applicants from the developing regions are most welcome.

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