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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 (FMs) are responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, managing the day-to-day operations of the fund, building relationships with founders, and ultimately making investment decisions for Big Red Ventures. FMs also host the annual BenDaniel Venture Challenge in Ithaca, Annual Meeting in New York City, networking events with other startup communities, and lead a team participating in the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). This is a one-year commitment and enrolling in NBA 5075 in both the fall and spring semesters either in Ithaca or at Cornell Tech is a requirement of being a fund manager.


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

  • Johnson Graduate School of Management 2-Year MBA
  • Cornell Law School (JD, JD/MBA, etc.)
  • All other Graduate Schools (PhDs)

Applications are now closed. All questions should be directed to

Fund Manager Applications for Ithaca AMBAs and Cornell Tech MBAs for the 2022-2023 school year will open in May / June 2022. Please check back in the end of May 2022 for more updates. Applications for Full-time 2-year MBAs and Graduate Students for the 2022-2023 school year are now 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 Graduate School of Management 2-Year MBA
  • Johnson Graduate School of Management 1-Year AMBA
  • Johnson Cornell Tech MBA
  • Cornell Law School
  • All other Graduate Schools (Masters, PhDs)

Associate applications for the 2021-2022 Team are closed. Please check back in August 2022 for updates regarding applications for the 2022-2023 school year.