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!!
Aaaaaand we have our first cool kid interview with Sasha from Islamabad, Pakistan. A maker and inventor, 10 year old Sasha loves to tinker and read. She tells us about yum local foods, her role models and fave places to visit in Islamabad. Check it out here!