Ahti Heinla

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Ahti Heinla (left) with Toivo Annus and Priit Kasesalu in 2007.

Ahti Heinla (born 2 May 1972) is an Estonian programmer and entrepreneur. He is one of the developers of Skype.

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 fluent Russian and Estonian, and is working proficient in Finnish and English.

In 2013 and 2014 he participated on NASA Centennial Challenge as team leader for Team Kuukulgur.[1]

Heinla and Janus Friis founded Starship Technologies in 2014, to develop small self-driving delivery robots. He serves as CEO and CTO in it.[2]


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