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Babson Built | David Zamarin on Detrapel

Babson Built is a dive into the entrepreneurial mindset and journey, brought to life through the stories of Babson founders. From dorm room startup to Shark Tank to Series A, our interviews depict the highs, lows, and thrills of starting and scaling a venture. 

The Babson Built podcast is now live and can be listened to on both iOS devices (using the Podcast app) and Android devices (using Podcast Addict app), with upcoming episodes from some of the worlds coolest and most innovative founders.

Imagine using a solution to waterproof your shoes, wooden table, and carpet that is so safe you could drink it! After years of research and development, David Zamarin, a serial entrepreneur looking for a way to keep his shoes clean, created a non-toxic hydrophobic solution to protect shoes and other items. DetraPel is growing rapidly and has been featured on Shark Tank, NBC, and CBS. 

In this episode, Jake Maude interviews founder, David Zamarin, to explore the earliest business ventures that ultimately led to the creation of DetraPel.

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