About this Episode

How David Zamarin grew Detrapel, a spray to waterproof shoes, into a huge multi-million dollar brand backed by Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner on Shark Tank.

About the Guest:

Serial entrepreneur, David Zamarin has made a name for himself as the Founder of DetraPel,  a company he brought to life in 2013 at the young age of 15. DetraPel which appeared on Season 9 of ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, is the latest in his series of ventures. David also co-founded two other companies that he has since exited. At age 18, he was considered one of Philadelphia’s Entrepreneurs of the Year, while in May 2019 he graduated 1 year early from Babson College, where he received the Entrepreneurship Award. A member of several advisory boards, David seeks to give back as well. He does numerous speaking engagements while mentoring at several youth entrepreneurship programs. David’s background and entrepreneurial spirit make him a passionate leader and he hopes his accomplishments will continue to spark the minds of aspiring entrepreneurs to create a better life for themselves and future generations.

Personal Links: https://twitter.com/davidzamarin?lang=en



About the Host:

Isaiah Swift – Entrepreneur, Author, TEDx Speaker

Isaiah Swift was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and graduated from Maury High School as an AP Scholar with distinction. During his senior year, he was dual enrolled at Tidewater Community College, where he received six transferrable credits towards his degree.

At Maury High School, Isaiah was the Branch Manager of Commodore Branch, a subsidiary of Chartway Federal Credit Union, and he was a member of Future Business Leaders of America. He was awarded a full ride academic scholarship to attend Norfolk State University, where he is pursuing a degree in Business Finance. In addition, he worked as a Brand Ambassador for Fresh Prints- a clothing design company that offers consumers, deals for purchasing customized apparel in bulk, his role consisted of promoting the brand and overseeing the details of all orders.

By his sophomore year in college, Isaiah was able to build the business to nearly $40,000 in revenue.

Recently, Isaiah published a book called “Unlock Your Greatness” 8 Ways to be Successful in High School and Beyond. In the book, he teaches students how they can be better prepared for the real world after they graduate and provides them with valuable insight as to how they can find volunteer, internship and scholarship opportunities in their community.

To learn more about Isaiah, you can find him at:




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