Jason Hope, a well-known entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist, is a Tempe native who attended Tempe State University. He received an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. As is obvious in Hope’s history of investments and philanthropic endeavors, Jason Hope has demonstrated his strong belief in the potential that the Future holds to benefit the human condition.
Areas of particular interest include technology, health, and rejuvenation biotechnologies that could potentially lead to a longer life. The Internet of Things, (often abbreviated as IoT) first caught business expert and mentor Jason Hope’s attention well before the idea hit mainstream awareness.
At the time, Jason Hope saw that the phenomena held the potential to make business and personal life run much more efficiently. Briefly speaking, the Internet of Things describes a group of two or more separate devices that have the capability to connect to a wireless network (not necessarily the internet, but any wireless network), and communicate with each other via data transfer. For Jason Hope, day-to-day tasks can be managed more easily.
Systems in both business and personal life run more effectively. But most importantly, in Hope’s view, the IoT could have a tremendous impact on the way health and wellness are tracked, diagnosed, and administered. In conjunction with Jason Hope’s focus on health and wellness, he is avidly committed to battling age-rated diseases. Back in 2010, Jason Hope donated a large contribution to the SENS Research Foundation.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to research in medicines that repair and/or prevent damage to the body’s cells and tissues. Often called regenerative medicines, the research is geared toward combating and preventing diseases related to aging. Jason Hope heavily invests on SENS, which stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, is based in Mountain View, CA, and funds research at universities worldwide. Hope’s faith in the foundation’s research is reflected in the donation and continued support that he has committed.