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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.

Associates

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. Associates are highly encouraged to apply for a 2022-2023 Fund Manager position.

 

Application Process:

  • Monday, August 30th at Noon– Applications open
  • Friday, September 10th at 5PM (We do not accept late applications—barring an extenuating circumstance)– Applications close
  • Mid-September– Select candidates invited to interview
  • End-September– Associate offers extended
Requirements
Currently enrolled as a Graduate Student at Cornell University. Eligible degree programs include (but are not limited to):
  • Johnson Graduate School of Business 2-Year Candidates
  • Johnson Graduate School of Business AMBA Candidates
  • Johnson Cornell Tech
  • Cornell Law School
  • All other Graduate School students
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. A sample template will be provided in the application. Feel free to use resources such as Crunchbase when completing your brief. We require you to analyze late-stage start-ups to avoid the potential conflict of the recruiting process serving as our pipeline. 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.

 

Any questions regarding the recruitment process should be directed to brv2022@brventurefund.com. We look forward to reviewing your application.


 

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

Applications for Ithaca AMBAs, Cornell Tech AMBAs, JD candidates, and JD/MBA candidates are now closedPlease check-back in May 2022 for more updates.

    Requirements

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

    • Johnson Graduate School of Business 2-Year Candidates
    • Johnson Graduate School of Business AMBA Candidates
    • Johnson Cornell Tech
    • Cornell Law School
    • All other Graduate School students