Recently, Jason Hope pledged to give $500, 000 to the SENS foundation. This foundation under the leadership of Dr. Aubrey DeGrey is at the forefront of doing research to combat diseases that can be categorized as the side effects of aging. Some of the more common ones are diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and atherosclerosis. Jason believes that not only is this type of work important for obvious reasons, but it is ultimately the future. Mike Kope, the CEO of SENS foundation feels that the time is now ripe for a biotech company to do research in this largely neglected field. Therefore, he believes that Jason’s contribution is a much-needed shot in the arm for this type of research.
The donation that Jason made to the SENS foundation is actually in tune with his attitude towards business and life. He considers himself to be a futurist of sorts and has dabbled in many start-ups that can be described as futuristic. When it comes to technology Jason Hope has a good understanding as to how it works, and how it can be applied in future applications. This is how he is able to make predictions on the direction technology is headed, and invest accordingly.
It’s not only large foundations involved in big research that Jason helps out with. Through his website, he encourages young entrepreneurs to come up with ideas. He then takes a look at them and decides which ones would be interesting and helps them get started. He does this because he believes that it has become too expensive for young people to start a business, therefore helping them out can also put him in the driver’s seat of future ideas. However, he is also a big advocate of staying focused on one project at a time. He believes that going from one project to another without completing it is counterproductive. He is a firm believer that IoT, the Internet of things is here to stay and be a big part of peoples future.
Jason Hope was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He completed his undergrad degree in finance at Arizona State University and went on to get his MBA from there as well. Today, he lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and is passionate about supporting various causes. These can include but not limited to, education and research. Some of the foundations he has worked for include, the Andre Agassi Foundation, Tony Hawk Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Phoenix and Family Health International to name a few.
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