Irina Encheva is a Manager at Endeavor Bulgaria, a non-profit supporting scale-ups with access to global markets, talent, and capital. Irina is responsible for identifying Bulgaria’s high-impact entrepreneurs and helping them scale more efficiently and effectively. Additionally, Irina leads Endeavor’s local mentorship program as well as the forthcoming launch of a Growth Program for earlier stage companies. Irina is passionate about the evolution of Bulgaria’s entrepreneurial scene and in supporting women-led companies. Prior to joining Endeavor, Irina built expertise in sales forecasting, business process optimization, product launch and acquisitions’ integration mostly in the automotive and telecom sectors. Irina holds an MBA degree from IESE Business School, Spain and a Bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies from Brandeis University, USA.