Arizona-based business owner, entrepreneur, philanthropist and futurist, Jason Hope thinks the idea of aging, as well as diseases like Alzheimers, Atherosclerosis, and Diabetes mellitus, could become medical plights of the past. And he is serious in his quest of finding cures for some of humanity’s chronic ills.
Jason Hope spends a lot of his resources on altruism, by contributing money and time to organizations like Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescience Research Foundation, or SENS Foundation. By visiting SENS.org, one can find a list of the names of the original founders of SNES Foundation, a non-profit organization created in MountainView, California, in 2009. And those SNES founders include Jeff Hall, Michael Kope, Sarah Marr, Kevin Perrott, and Aubrey de Grey.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey, an anti-aging researcher who heads SENS as their Chief Science Officer, is someone who Jason Hope truly admires. The mission of the SENS Foundation is to develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to technologies that address age-related diseases. Because of the SENS Foundation’s focus on finding a cure for diseases and aging, Hope donated 500,000 dollars to them in 2010.
In addition to the SENS Foundation, Jason Hope has contributed to many other causes and organizations. His philanthropy has covered a broad swath of organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, International Foundation for Education and Self Help, The Andre Agassi Foundation, The Tony Hawk Foundation, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, Worldwide Orphans Foundation, T Gen Foundation, Teach for America Phoenix, and many others.
As for the story of Jason Hope, it all begins in Arizona. Hope was raised in Tempe and earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Arizona State University (ASU). He also received an MBA from Arizona State’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Yet, even with a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA in finance, Hope has a keen interest in the future of technology. He is excited about IoT technology, or the “Internet of Things” becoming a feasible tool in the future. Hope has written on subject matters involving IoT like security, hacking, biometrics, fitness, and marketing.
As for business advice he can give, Hope states that Internet marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and services that utilize social media are in big demand. Hope also quips that it doesn’t take much capital to create a website and start a business that focuses on these three areas.