Join Us

Big Red Venture Fund is entirely staffed and run by Johnson Graduate School of Management MBA students.  Annually, a group Fund Managers recruit Associates, Senior Associates, and the next team of Fund Managers.

Our next recruitment from the two-year MBA program as well asAMBA, Tech MBA, other schools and will occur in September 2017.


Associate

Associates work in teams to perform due diligence review of target companies, including analysis of their business model, assessment of the market, consideration of personnel, and other key factors for successful growth.  Typically, associates perform 1-2 of these projects.  There is no academic credit for this role.

  • Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, and JD/MBA candidates apply in May at the start of their summer program.
  • Ithaca MBAs apply in September of their first year.
  • Graduate students in relevant fields apply in September with the Ithaca MBAs.
  • Undergraduates (strong preference to Seniors) in relevant fields apply in September with the Ithaca MBAs.

To apply, please do the following:

  • Submit your resume to brv2018@brventurefund.com
  • Fill in this associate application form
    • Note: the form includes a field for a 250-word essay.  We recommend typing it in another application, and pasting it into the web form.
  • When we have the above materials, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

Senior Associate

Senior Associates lead teams of Associates and participate in assessment of associate presentations, and engage with deal sourcing and industry partners.  Typically, senior associates lead 1-2 projects.  Academic credit is available for this role.

  • Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, and JD/MBA candidates who have already worked as Associates apply in September at the end of their summer program.
  • Ithaca MBAs who have already worked as Associates apply in September of their second year.
  • Other students apply in September after one year of experience as an Associate.

To apply, please do the following:


Fund Manager

Fund Managers run the organization, make investment decisions, fund raise, and host the annual Cornell Venture Challenge.  They commit approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Academic credit is available for this role.

  • Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, and JD/MBA candidates apply in September at the end of their summer program.
  • Ithaca MBAs apply in September of their second year.
  • Other students apply in September after one year of experience as an Associate.

To apply, please do the following: