Hello

About Us

We currently live in a challenge-driven world. When corporates face a challenge, they either try to solve it internally or hire a consulting firm to do it, which is costly in terms of resources and time. Usually, freelancers, universities or startups have what it takes to solve these challenges, but are not in sync with the corporate's needs: don’t know how to reach them or even what their challenge is. TAIKAI or 大会 (“coopetition” in Japanese) is the act of joining competing forces to cooperate to achieve a greater solution together.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a future where highly specialized individuals can look for challenge-based opportunities, from different industries. That's where TAIKAI comes in, our open innovation social network acts as the facilitator. We provide the space and the right environment for our innovators to work on challenges posted by companies, present solutions and get paid for it. On the other hand, they can also showcase their work by allowing them to expose to the community their very own innovations or challenges. Can you imagine a world where you could work with NASA one day and with Google the next?

Meet our Team

  • Mário Alves

    Mário Alves

    CEO & Co-Founder

    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

    CTO & Co-Founder

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maria Rincón

    Maria Rincón

    Head of Business Growth

    More than 10 years of experience in the entrepreneurial world. Passionate about helping startups reach their full potential by creating winning strategies.

  • Rubhan Sukin

    Rubhan Sukin

    International Business Development

    Enthusiastic International Business Development Strategist. Passionate about meeting new people and exploring different challenges. His dream is to fly to Mars someday.

  • Rodrigo Nogueira

    Rodrigo Nogueira

    Head of Growth

    Rodrigo Nogueira is a Master in Statistics and Information Management with a specialization in Data-Driven Marketing with over 15 years of experience in the development of services and digital marketing.

  • Kacper Krzywiec

    Kacper Krzywiec

    Frontend Developer

    Frontend developer always up for learning something new and making things work. DIY projects enthusiast.

Partners

  • Bright Pixel

    Bright Pixel

    Investors

    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.

  • Microsoft for Startups

    Microsoft for Startups

    Software

    Microsoft for Startups is an innovative new program created to connect #startups with entrepreneurial and technology resources.

  • Telos Foundation

    Telos Foundation

    Blockchain Platform

    The Telos Foundation is an apolitical body with a mission of promoting the Telos Blockchain Network. The Foundation is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) elected by holders of Telos Foundation Voting Tokens as defined in the Telos Blockchain Network Operating Agreement, a core Telos governance document.

  • EOSIO

    EOSIO

    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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