Bibop Gresta

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Bibop G. Gresta
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Born (1971-10-23) October 23, 1971 (age 47)
ResidenceLos Angeles
Alma materUniversity of Siena, University of Milan
OccupationEntrepreneur, speaker, new media, video DJ, actor, producer, and host
Known forFounding and selling Bibop S.p.a, co-founding Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, appearing in Italian TV and films

Bibop G. Gresta (born Gabriele Gresta) is an entertainer and technology entrepreneur. He is currently the chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.



Early Life[edit]

At the age of 15, he was the director of software development at the Italian division of Alpha Center (An American company). In the past, Gresta even worked as a TV writer for the Italian version of MTV. [1]

Entrepreneurial Career[edit]

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.[2][3][4]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies[edit]

For some time, Gresta has lived in California, and for four years, has headed Hyperloop Tranportation Technologies in order to develop the hyperloop: an ultra-high-speed transport system which, unlike previous attempts (remember the mega-expensive Concorde?), has a sustainable impact on the environment and is affordable for middle-class people.[5]


International Influence[edit]

Gresta is talking to some of the world’s leading figures: he has met with David Cameron, Angela Merkel, rich Qataris and emirs from Dubai, who have commissioned a 90-mile section for the 2020 Expo[6].


References[edit]

  1. ^ byNewsroom (2018-11-28). ""Mr Hyperloop" Bibop Gresta's dream: to travel at the speed of sound". www.morningfuture.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Wang, Christine (5 May 2016). "Tackling an enormous problem? Sometimes it helps to be a little crazy". Make It. CNBC.
  4. ^ "Bibop G. Gresta". TedX.
  5. ^ byNewsroom (2018-11-28). ""Mr Hyperloop" Bibop Gresta's dream: to travel at the speed of sound". www.morningfuture.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  6. ^ byNewsroom (2018-11-28). ""Mr Hyperloop" Bibop Gresta's dream: to travel at the speed of sound". www.morningfuture.com. Retrieved 2019-03-08.

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