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Friday, March 29th, 2013

Deadline for FMS approaching!

The application deadline for the Summer/Fall 2013 Frontier Market Scouts program is on Monday, April 1. The FMS program selects, trains and deploys young business and development professionals to serve as a low cost and effective bridge between enterprising people in low-income regions and investors. Frontier Market Scouts live in indigenous communities for 2-6 months, […]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Frontier Market Scouts Info Session tomorrow!

Are you still looking for the right opportunity for this summer or a way to complete requirements for your degree? Interested in working with those at the bottom of the pyramid? The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors […]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Join Rising International for Hands of Hope, March 19!

Rising International, an organization that has been a focus of part of the FMS program, is holding an inspirational luncheon event to raise awareness and funds for the work that Rising does enabling women and teens to change their lives both locally and globally. Rising promotes ownership of craft-based businesses by women in impoverished areas of […]

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Frontier Market Scouts Program featured on!

In their article, “Scouting the Sweet Spot Between Purpose and Profit”, Carolyn Taylor Meyer and Yuwei Shi highlight the important impact Frontier Market Scouts have had around the world.  The mission of Frontier Market scouts is to unlock economic opportunity by supporting and scaling the efforts of enterprising individuals in poverty-stricken societies, while gaining career […]

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Application Deadline for Frontier Market Scouts is November 1st! Apply Today!

Jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and capital-weak regions of the world. The Scouts’ mission is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Join FMS and MIIS for a social event following SOCAP on October 3rd!

In the spirit of SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), we invite you to continue (or join!) the conversation on social enterprise and impact investment with your friends at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Frontier Market Scouts Program. When: October 3rd, 4:30-7 PM Where: The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, 851 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109 […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Frontier Market Scouts Info Session – September 27,2012

The Frontier Market Scouts program trains and places young professionals in emerging markets, working directly with social entrepreneurs and impact investors to use business practices for poverty alleviation.  Past student placements include Brazil, India, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania, and Lebanon, and we are currently offering field internships in more than 20 countries for Winter/Spring 2013.  Our […]

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The Unreasonable Institute is Searching for The World’s Most Unreasonable Entrepreneurs

On September 10, The Unreasonable Institute begins its search for early‐stage ventures tackling the world’s greatest social and environmental challenges. The Boulder, Colorado‐based mentorship and training program will select 10–‐20 of these companies to attend its fourth annual six-week acceleration program from June 12– July 24, 2013. Why should this matter to startup entrepreneurs around […]

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Summer Frontier Market Scouts Finishing their Assignments

Eight of the twenty one scouts that are currently on assignment are finishing up their assignments by the end of August. Our scouts had exciting summer internships with partners such as The Hub-Bogota, The Hub- Istanbul, Growth Africa, Village Capital – India, Qmágico, and more. The scouts gained hands on experience in investing at the Base of the Pyramid, […]

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Frontier Market Scouts is sending its largest group into the Field!

The Frontier Market Scouts Program is sending its largest group ever of scouts into the field to locations such as Colombia, Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa, and more! The scouts just completed their training program last week, with 29 taking part in training and 21 of them going onto field assignments. This group’s scouts come […]