Dec. 29, 2022

Covering all the News about European Startups with Irina Obushtarova

Covering all the News about European Startups with Irina Obushtarova

If you thought you knew Irina Obushtarova, think again. 

In this conversation we learn about her days working as a waitress while wearing short shorts to her first gig at a media company in Vienna. We touch on her first startup (sounds like a script from a Telenovela) to why Eastern European startups are so admirable. We even dive into a story about a hilarious bad date she had.

One hell of a conversation that I think you’ll like!\

Show highlights

-   1:05 – what is a quid thinker? (twitter profile)

-   3:15 – your most embarrassing waiting tables experience?

-   6:15 – how Irina got her first media/sales job

-   11:05 – experience in creating platform for expats in Vienna

-    14:35 – how did you get trending topics off the ground in Sofia?

-   16:40 – what is the startup ecosystem like in Eastern Europe?

-   20:20 – the Bulgarian and Romanian brain drain

-   22:15 –  the entrepreneurial mindset

-   23:00 – where did the name Recursive come from?

-   26:50 – what do the next 3-5 years look like for the Recursive?

-   29:30 – an unusual food that you consume?

-   30:40 – tell me about a hilarious bad date you were on

Do you wish to connect with our special guest?

Visit Name website: https://therecursive.com/

Tune in to every conversation about exciting European Startups and Innovators on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon! Leave a rating and review so we can keep making amazing interviews!

Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Innovators Can Laugh in your favorite podcast player.

Connect with Eric:

Visit his website: https://innovatorscanlaugh.com

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Past Guests:

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Past guests on Innovators Can Laugh include Yannik Veys, Ovi Negrean, Arnaud Belinga, Csaba Zajdó, Dagobert Renouf, Andrei Zinkevich, Viktorija Cijunskyte, Lukas Kaminskis, Pija Indriunaite, Monika Paule, PhD, Vytautas Zabulis, Leon van der Laan, Ieva Vaitke

Tune in to every conversation about exciting European Startups and Innovators on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon! Leave a rating and review so we can keep making amazing interviews!

Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Innovators Can Laugh in your favorite podcast player.

Connect with Eric:
Visit his website: https://innovatorscanlaugh.com


For the Innovators Can Laugh newsletter in your inbox every week, subscribe at https://innovatorscanlaugh.substack.com

Past Guests:
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Past guests on Innovators Can Laugh include Yannik Veys, Ovi Negrean, Arnaud Belinga, Csaba Zajdó, Dagobert Renouf, Andrei Zinkevich, Viktorija Cijunskyte, Lukas Kaminskis, Pija Indriunaite, Monika Paule, PhD, Vytautas Zabulis, Leon van der Laan, Ieva Vaitkevičiūtė.
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Transcript

If you thought you knew Irina Obushtarova, think again. 

In this conversation we learn about her days working as a waitress while wearing short shorts to her first gig at a media company in Vienna. We touch on her first startup (sounds like a script from a Telenovela) to why Eastern European startups are so admirable. We even dive into a story about a hilarious bad date she had.

One hell of a conversation that I think you’ll like!

Show highlights

-   1:05 – what is a quid thinker? (twitter profile)

-   3:15 – your most embarrassing waiting tables experience?

-   6:15 – how Irina got her first media/sales job

-   11:05 – experience in creating platform for expats in Vienna

-   14:35 – how did you get trending topics off the ground in Sofia?

-   16:40 – what is the startup ecosystem like in Eastern Europe?

-   20:20 – the Bulgarian and Romanian brain drain

-   22:15 –  the entrepreneurial mindset

-   23:00 – where did the name Recursive come from?

-   26:50 – what do the next 3-5 years look like for the Recursive?

-   29:30 – an unusual food that you consume?

-   30:40 – tell me about a hilarious bad date you were on

 

Do you wish to connect with our special guest?

Visit Name website: https://therecursive.com/

Tune in to every conversation about exciting European Startups and Innovators on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon! Leave a rating and review so we can keep making amazing interviews!

Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Innovators Can Laugh in your favorite podcast player.

Connect with Eric:

Visit his website: https://innovatorscanlaugh.com

 

For the Innovators Can Laugh newsletter in your inbox every week, subscribe at https://innovatorscanlaugh.substack.com

 

Past Guests:

----

Past guests on Innovators Can Laugh include Yannik Veys, Ovi Negrean, Arnaud Belinga, Csaba Zajdó, Dagobert Renouf, Andrei Zinkevich, Viktorija Cijunskyte, Lukas Kaminskis, Pija Indriunaite, Monika Paule, PhD, Vytautas Zabulis, Leon van der Laan, Ieva Vaitkevičiūtė.

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