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Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies

The Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) is an international fellowship and certificate training program for experienced professionals seeking a career in social enterprise management and impact investing. FMS fellows work with social enterprises and impact investment funds to provide technical assistance, discover innovations, improve business operations, attract investments, and promote sustainable businesses models. We are committed to creating tangible career and learning opportunities. Over the pas

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2. Business sustainability

We are a nonprofit organization operating with a blended financial model.

3. Innovation

We offer a certificate program for impact-driven professionals offered by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey. Beginning with a two-week group training in social venture management and impact investing, individuals in the program then participate in a social sector fellowship lasting up to 12 months. FMS links classroom learning and practical field experience for compassionate and capable millennials while at the same time providing talent to social startups.

"“It’s been a huge leap for my career. I love being so embedded in the social enterprise system, to work in the startup environment and to be fully part of a team.”"

— Fiona Hoffman-Harland FMS Fellow at Unreasonable East Africa

"I’ve loved learning about the startup environment, the issues startups face, the time and resource constraints. It’s not like the corporate world where you have departments doing the work for you - you have to be resourceful, you do not have the luxury of time to research the best approach, you’ve g"

— Albert Wong FMS Fellow at One Degree Solar

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