Imre HildCEO
Global Traction

Upon his return to Hungary in 2003 Imre founded Hild Life Annuity and subsequently OTP Life Annuity with combined market value of $200 million. In 2009 Imre became Entrepreneur In Residence at Primus Capital where in 2012 he founded and led iCatapult, a Budapest based tech startup business development and acceleration company.
Imre is strongly involved in many facets of the Hungarian innovation startup ecosystem. He has been mentor for SeedCamp, EU Unlimited, Balkan Venture Forum, Startup Bootcamp, StartupLive and MIT Mentor Labs. Currently he is manager of the Startup Division of Hungarian Innovation Federation and also serves as Global Entrepreneurship Ambassador for the Hungarian Venture Capital Association. In 2015-16 he managed the Hungarian arm of the EU funded CEED Tech acceleration program at Digital Factory. In the Spring of 2016 he founded Global Traction, a startup facilitator company which helps startups with training, capital and network to become truly global. He often advises corporations about strategic approaches to the innovation ecosystem. In the Fall of 2017 Global Traction is organizing a 4-stop Central European startup event the V4 countries.