As an entrepreneur in the tech field, Jason Hope knows that you must always be on the cutting edge of your industry in order to stay relevant. Perhaps that is why Hope calls himself a futurist, because he never stops looking ahead and beyond the next horizon. Well, in Hope’s efforts to stay ahead of schedule he has turned toward the medical research field and, more specifically, research being done to aid in helping to prevent diseases related to aging. Hope made headlines when he donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation in order to pursue their research relating to aging and now we’re going to see what else Hope has in store for the field.First, it stands to reason that we should get to know a little more about Hope first.
Hope is a devout philanthropist, entrepreneur, and futurist. He was born and raised in Arizona and he attended Arizona State University in order to score his MBA in finance. Hope has never been the kind of person to rest on his laurels and he quickly jumped into gear after graduation, moving into the mobile communications industry in order to found his first company — Jawa. After years of success with Jawa, Hope was able to transition into seeking out partnerships with bigger programs and this led him to find the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation is a non-profit that has been working extensively in order to help address some of the most prominent age-related illnesses in the world.
These diseases include diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Hope found the SENS Foundation to be particularly exciting thanks to the work being done by Dr. Aubrey De Grey. In fact, Hope went so far as to say that connecting with Dr. De Grey was one of the most exciting moments of his career. Hope, like Dr. De Grey, believes that addressing diseases before they strike is just as important as developing a cure for them and that is primarily what Hope’s donation will be used to address. As an entrepreneur, Hope is always looking for the next big thing. Many times, his work takes him to fields far away from what many would consider ‘necessity’ as they drift more toward luxury. However, this is not the case with Hope’s fascination with medical research. Hope and the SENS Foundation are setting themselves up to craft life saving solutions to problems that impact people around the world.