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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)