Ahti Heinla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ahti Heinla at the Opinion Festival 2022 in Paide, Estonia
Ahti Heinla in 2007

Ahti Heinla (born 2 May 1972) is an Estonian computer programmer and businessman. He is one of the developers of Skype.[1]

He was also an organizer of Let's Do It 2008, a civic action with 50,000 volunteers participating in cleaning up the countryside of Estonia in one day.

He was a recipient of the 2008 Estonian Volunteer of the Year national award.

He has been a member of the board at the nature protection NGO Estonian Fund for Nature since 2006.

Heinla speaks Estonian, English and Spanish.[2]

In 2013 and 2014, he participated on NASA Centennial Challenge as team leader for Team Kuukulgur.[3]

Heinla and Janus Friis founded Starship Technologies in 2014, to develop small self-driving delivery robots. He is the CEO and CTO.[4]


  1. ^ "Investor Ahti Heinla panka tööle ei läheks". Äripäev (in Estonian). Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Ahti Heinla's LinkedIn profile". Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "SRR14 Team Bios for Map" (PDF). NASA. June 4, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ahti Heinla, co-founder, CEO and CTO". Archived from the original on July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.