|Bibop G. Gresta|
October 23, 1971|
|Alma mater||University of Siena, University of Milan|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, speaker, new media, video DJ, actor, producer, and host|
|Known for||Founding and selling Bibop S.p.a, co-founding Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, appearing in Italian TV and films|
Bibop G. Gresta (born Gabriele Gresta) is the chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
Gresta was born in Italy, and was passionate about music and computer programming from a young age. He participated in the Mato Grosso project that placed highly on the Italian dance music charts.[clarification needed] He subsequently became a producer, host and writer of TV programs on Italian national television, MTV Italy, and acted in a few Italian movies.
He founded Bibop, S.p.A., a content production and distribution company. In 1999 he sold 40% of the company to Telecom Italia for 11 bln IT lira. He was involved with a number of startups and new-media ventures, until moving to the United States in 2013. At the end of 2014 he co-founded Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and has since appeared widely as a speaker extolling the technology.
- Franklin-Wallis, Oliver (6 October 2016). "An Italian rapper, a 'hangman's noose' and a $250m lawsuit: the chaotic race to build Elon Musk's hyperloop". Wired.
- Wang, Christine (5 May 2016). "Tackling an enormous problem? Sometimes it helps to be a little crazy". Make It. CNBC.
- "Bibop G. Gresta". TedX.
- "Hyperloop transportation isn't science fiction". Park Record. January 5, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
- Banerjee, Sneha (March 6, 2017). "Be Experimental and Don't Focus, Hyperloop Co-founder Advises Entrepreneurs". Entrepreneur. Retrieved March 24, 2017.