Jason Hope is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based technology entrepreneur. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona and attended Arizona State University where he received an undergraduate degree in finance and an MBA from ASU’s business school W.P. Carey School of Business. He extends help to Arizona students by offering grants for those who want to pursue technological aspirations. The application is found on his website and varies in amounts of $500- $5000 and is open to both high school and college students.
One of his passions is working with the SENS foundation. SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Research Foundation) is a non-profit started by Michael Kope, Aubrey de Grey, Jeff Hall, Sarah Marr and Kevin Perrott. It is based in Mountain Side, California. The focus is on anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Jason believes by focusing on research in the sciences overall standard of life improves. Diseases of old age such as Alzheimer’s can be treated with technological advancements. As a futurist, Jason Hope’s interest in biotechnology seeks to raise the quality of living for humanity through technological improvements. Futurism uses technology alongside medicine to extend longevity in human beings.
Jason Hope expanded his philanthropy efforts by pledging 500,000 to the SENS foundation in 2010. This aided in the development of the Cambridge laboratory. This implemented a new research program with the goal of breaking down advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in human tissue. This research will help healing by eliminating damage that builds up and impairs healthy functions of the body. Jason Hope (@jasonhope) seeks to help create a new biotech industry.
Jason Hope’s website The Internet of Things documents different aspects of life that include the internet outside of computers such as cars and buildings. It investigates and reports how the internet affects real world things such as the economy, and keeps us informed on updates and policy changes in real time. He seeks to expand in industries such as hospitality to achieve a broader scope of how our networks impact daily lives.