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Rob Berk

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Apprentice

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Rob Berk is a driven, ambitious graduate of Hamilton College and Hunter College High School.

In 2017, Rob began working for Dave as his executive assistant while still a freshman at Hamilton. Two years later, he had co-authored a book with Dave, run independent projects for million dollar+ clients, and had learned as much working for Dave as he did in college.


Rob is the founder of Solvit, a social media and digital branding company aimed at bringing creative solutions and a new perspective to small business owners.

He has recently published a new book, Why Wait?: How I Jump-Started My Entrepreneurial Journey Before Graduating Into a COVID-19 World – And How You Can, Too! 

Dave Kerpen

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Apprentice

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Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur and NYT Best Selling Author who has benefited enormously from hiring college students and growing them into successful full-time employees at his companies.

Dave was thrilled with Rob's work as well, and together, they wanted to give other entrepreneurs and college students the same opportunities they had.

Dave is the Founder and Chairman of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and co-founder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands.


Dave's latest initiative Remembering.Live was built alongside his Apprentice, Sam, after he lost his mum during the pandemic and offers live memorial services and tribute website to grieving families like his own.  

Apprentice was born in 2019 with a threefold mission:


Make it easier for entrepreneurs to find great talent.


Give college students access to the world's best entrepreneurs


Create one million mentorship matches

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“Dave, thank you so very much for securing such an outstanding apprentice. You really found a rock star. I am so impressed with her eagerness, intelligence, and terrific follow up. I put her on my most important project and she is already ahead of schedule and produced results that I would have expected only from a seasoned professional. I am so excited to see what we can accomplish this year. Thank you again.”



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