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 as AMBA, Tech MBA, other schools and will occur in September 2018.


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 MBAs, Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, and JD/MBA candidates 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 brv2019@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.

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 June.
  • 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: