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Big Red Ventures is managed by Cornell Johnson & Cornell Tech MBA students, Cornell Law Candidates, and other students of the Graduate School.


Fund Manager

Fund Managers are responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, fund raising, and ultimately making investment decisions for Big Red Ventures. FMs also host the annual BenDaniel Venture Challenge, Annual Meeting in New York City, networking events with other startup communities, and lead a team participating in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Academic credit (NBA 5075) is available for this role.

Applications for Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, JD candidates, and JD/MBA candidates will open June 6, 2021.

Application Process

  • Sunday, June 6th – Applications open
  • Friday, June 18 at 11:59 PM ET – Applications close
  • End of June/Early July – Select candidates invited to interview
  • Mid July – Fund Manager offers extended


Currently enrolled as a Graduate Student at Cornell University. Eligible degree programs include:

  • Cornell Tech
  • Cornell Law School
  • Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Business AMBA Candidates

Investment Brief

A required component of the Application is the completion of an investment brief (or one-pager). Applicants are asked to investigate one pre-seed (or later) company and compile publicly available information on the company. The completed investment brief (1 page max) will be uploaded with the Application.

Feel free to use resources such as Crunchbase when completing your brief. Please be advised that we do not intend or plan to use these briefs for anything other than evaluating your work product. In the event you chose an early-stage company, please understand that BRV could move forward on a deal with that company despite rejecting your application.

Do not reach out to the founders, employees, representatives, or agents (“Company Personnel”) of the company; under no circumstances are you considered a part of BRV or represent the fund in any form. In the event you do reach out to Company Personnel, your candidacy will be immediately terminated. If you are offered an associate position and it later surfaces that your Investment Brief was prepared after reaching out to Company Personnel then your relationship with BRV will be terminated.

Applications for Full-time 2-year MBA and Graduate School are now closed. Please check-back in Spring 2022 for more updates.


Associate applications for the 2020-2021 Team are closed.
Primary responsibilities center around the due diligence process and include: understanding business models, market analysis, and financial projections. The team will also actively engage the Cornell entrepreneurship and VC community. Eligible degree programs include (but are not limited to):
  • Johnson School of Business
  • Cornell Tech
  • Cornell Law School
  • All other Graduate School students