About Us

We currently live in a challenge driven world. When corporates face a challenge, they’re not agile enough to adapt their structure to solve it. Usually startups and universities have what it takes to solve these challenges, but are not in sync with the corporates needs: don’t know how to reach them, don’t know what their challenge is and sometimes feel that they are competitors.

Our Vision

Taikai or 大会 (“coopetition” in Japanese) is the act of joining competing forces to cooperate with each other to achieve a greater solution together. We currently live in a challenge driven world. When corporates face a challenge, they’re not agile enough to adapt their structure to solve it. So our vision is to create a global online platform where corporates, startups and students can register and collaborate around specific industry challenges, keeping the community growing and active, while being completely transparent, secure and decentralized.

Meet our Team

  • Mário Alves

    Mário Alves

    Founder & CEO

    Economist by trade, technologist by heart. Worked as a PwC consultant and an Investment Banker. Passionate about innovation and blockchain, in 2018 founded Blockchain Center Portugal.

  • Hélder Vasconcelos

    Hélder Vasconcelos


    12 years of experience as a Backend Developer and Tech Lead (Euronext, Axway, Airtel ATN & PT Inovação). “Asynchronous Android Programming” Book Author.

  • Luís Gonçalves

    Luís Gonçalves

    VP of Engineering

    Software Engineer for more than 10 years currently focused on Frontend Development and Blockchain Applications. Luís has previously worked at Euronext and Edigma.

  • Henrique Macedo

    Henrique Macedo

    Design Lead

    Frontend Developer with a strong motivation to create user interfaces from the scratch to the final stage, with a focus on design systems, performance and accessibility.

  • Vanessa Marques

    Vanessa Marques

    Head of Marketing

    With experience in Digital marketing and content creation, our Head of Marketing is a direct and proactive person with a special taste for team work. Everything serves to inspire, help create and overcome challenges.

  • Diogo Ferreira Pinto

    Diogo Ferreira Pinto

    Head of Business Development

    His motto lies in meeting people, build strong relations & partnerships, find answers to the most pressing challenges. Currently fascinated about the future of work.


  • Bright Pixel

    Bright Pixel


    Bright Pixel is a company building studio. A group of experienced builders, creative thinkers and investors, whose goal is to transform two key things: the way companies address innovation and how new ventures are put together.



    Blockchain Platform

    EOS.IO is a blockchain protocol powered by the native cryptocurrency EOS. The protocol emulates most of the attributes of a real computer including hardware with the computing resources distributed equally among EOS cryptocurrency holders.

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