Huge huge news!! Octa’s Founder Zara has been the biggest follower of Karoli Hindriks, the Founder of Jobbatical. Karoli and Zara both believe that the world is a better place when people travel, are connected to each other and that having borders is not good. Zara met Karoli at the cool Jobbatical office in Tallinn, and Karoli agreed to officially become her mentor (Yay!).
We had the best time in Tallinn for the Robotex conference. Octa’s Founder Zara gave a speech on Octa and even participated in a panel with Taizo Son and Kirsi Ekberg on how to have more entrepreneurs (especially kids!) in the world. On the last day, it snowed and snowed, and we visited the Christmas market, which was awesome.
One of the best parts of going to Tallinn is visiting the Superheroes, the epic leadership program for girls, which is headquartered in Estonia. Zara is the Singaporean Ambassador of Superheroes and always loves to hang out with the other Big Sisters and discuss their projects, and to see the amazing Founder Eva Ponomarjov. Zara and Eva are planning some fun things for Superheroes in Singapore. Stay tuned!!
Lonely Planet Kids featured Zara Khanna, Founder of Octa, in an interview on why Singapore is such a cool place to visit. “Postcard from… Singapore” outlines some of her favourite places and things to do in the city-state.
Octa's Founder Zara is going to speak at Robotex, the largest robotics festival in the Nordics, in December. If you're in Tallinn and want to pop by and say Hello! and learn about Octa, let us know!