Bibop G. Gresta

Chairman, Co-Founder at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies – Founder Digitalmagics -TedX Speaker

Bibop Gabriele Gresta is on a mission to inspire you to change the world. He is a world-renowned speaker, featured at the World Economic Forum, The United Nations, TED Talks, and other global conferences. Gresta is a respected activist in Transhumanism and Ethical Entrepreneurship, specializing in transportation and mass market community building, and is currently focused on human mobility. He’s an executive member of the closed think tank Rebooting Ethic by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Singularity University.

Gresta partnered with Dirk Ahlborn, CEO and co-founder of Jump Starter, Inc. as co-founder and Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. As Chairman of HTT, he coordinates a team of 800+ professionals in 40 countries. HTT was the first to begin development of the Hyperloop™, and is the largest company ever built upon a collaborative business ecosystem.

Gresta brings to HTT his knowledge as a developer, a venture capitalist, and inspirational business leader. He co-founded the influential startup incubator Digital Magics SPA, responsible for the startup of more than 70 companies. He then pioneered the venture capital market in 2011 with two stocklisted companies in U.K. and Germany with an investment of more than 70 million pounds (net asset value of more than 100 million).

At age 15, Gresta became Software Development Director for the multi-national Alpha Center International (Italy), leading a team that developed a disruptive super-learning system implemented in several nations. While still in his teens Gresta became a producer, host and author of hit TV programs on Italian national television, founding the content production and distribution company Bibop, S.p.A. Within the company’s first two years it reached just under 4.25 million Euro in revenues. In 1999 he sold 40% of Bibop, S.p.A. to Telecom Italia for just under 6 million Euro, creating one of the first successful case histories of Italy’s new media.

Experience
Chairman, Co-founder at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc
December 2014 – Present
Co-Founder & Board Member & Chief Bibop Officer at JumpStartFund
December 2014 – Present
Founder and Chief Bibop Officer at Yottio
August 2013 – June 2016 (2 years 11 months)
Founder, Board Member and Media Evangelist at Digital Magics
January 2004 – June 2016 (12 years 6 months)
Founder, Owner & Deputy Chairman at Digital Magics
September 2003 – June 2016 (12 years 10 months)
New Technology & Media Evangelist at Digital Magics
January 2008 – December 2014 (7 years)
Member of The Board – CEO of New Media Division at Brainspark L.t.d.
February 2011 – March 2012 (1 year 2 months)
New Technology & Media Evangelist at Digital Magics
January 2001 – December 2008 (8 years)
Co-Host, Author at Radio Deejay
1998 – 2000 (3 years)
Author, Producer and Host at MTV Networks
1995 – 2000 (6 years)
Author, Host Perfomer
June 1995 – August 1999 (4 years 3 months)
Art Director, PR, Press Office
February 1993 – August 1996 (3 years 7 months)
Military Service and Computer Science Teacher
February 1995 – February 1996 (1 year 1 month)
Software Development Director
January 1985 – January 1992 (7 years 1 month)

Honors and Awards
INTERACTIVE KEY AWARD, INTERNATIONAL ITV AWARD, GSMA’s GLOBAL MOBILE AWARD,
NC AWARD, MOMO AWARD, I-SPOT, Company of the Year 2016, Most Innovative Company of the Year 2017, Best Innovation in Transportation 2017