Ahti Heinla

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Ahti Heinla at the Opinion Festival 2022 in Paide, Estonia
Ahti Heinla in 2007

Ahti Heinla 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.