Hackatons and Open Innovation Challenges

Big Idea

TAIKAI’s goal is to create a talent marketplace to connect creators and companies, by crowdsourcing solutions for their challenges, using hackathons as a tool to find, test, validate new ideas, products and talent globally. Think Tinder for innovation and talent seeking.

Activity Highlights

  • 25º in “50 Startups More Media in Portugal” by Cision;
  • Winners of “Grant Program” by Block.One;
  • “Best Newcomer” and “Best Blockchain Startup” in Portugal by South Europe Startup Awards in 2020;
  • “12 Top Innovation Management Startups and Companies in Portugal” by BestStartup.eu in 2021.


Mário Ribeiro Alves – CEO; Hélder Vasconcelos – CTO.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Manager

Fernando Peres Ferreira