Associates work in teams to perform due diligence reviews 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

How to become an associate:

In order to become a BRV Associate, interested students must complete a set of required trainings, which will serve as a pre-requisite for being selected for the role. Three required training sessions must be attended to advance to the interview process. Each will be offered at two separate times, but candidates must only attend each session once. Each session will also include pre-work that must be completed prior to the session. The three sessions and their offered dates/times are as follows: 

  • Session 1: Introduction to Venture Capital
    • Tuesday, September 12, 4-5 pm, Breazzano 123
    • Wednesday, September 13, 5-6 pm, Breazzano 321
  •  Session 2: Legal Considerations
    • Monday, September 18, 5-6 pm, Breazzano 321
    • Thursday, September 21, 3-4 pm, Breazzano 123
  • Session 3: Investment Evaluation
    • Tuesday, September 26, 4-5 pm, Breazzano 321
    • Wednesday, September 27, 5:30-6:30 pm, Breazzano 321
    • Thursday, September 28, 5-6 pm, Breazzano 123

To register for the trainings and learn more about the process, enroll in the Big Red Ventures – Associates Canvas. Those interested in becoming a BRV Associate must do so by Sept. 12, as the second iteration of Session 1 commences on Sept. 13. 

Fund Manager

Fund Managers run the organization, make investment decisions, fund raise, and host the annual BenDaniel Venture Challenge.  They commit approximately 5-10 hours per week.  Academic credit is available for this role.

Fund Manager applications for 2023-24 are now closed.