What does it take to leave an impression on the field that you work in? For Jason Hope, life as an entrepreneur is almost always interesting. Hope has become the face of the movement known as the Internet of Things, a fascinating look at technology and how smart-tech is revolutionizing our lives. Hope has also been steadily chipping away toward insert himself into the world of biotechnologies. Hope’s role as a futurist has made him immediately suitable to pioneer work toward important fields like medicine. Let’s learn a little bit more about Hope, how he’s impacting biotechnology, and what he believes the role of anti-aging medication has for our future.
Jason Hope is an Arizona resident, born and raised, and one of the foremost tech entrepreneurs in the area. He graduated from Arizona State University with an MBA in finance and that led him to embark on a quest in the mobile communications field. Hope founded his first company and quickly made a name for himself, rising up the ranks with Jawa while earning himself the ability to branch out into fields that fascinate him. Hope would eventually take his success toward the field of medicine after he learned about the SENS Foundation.The SENS Foundation is a non-profit located in California that has been focused on finding solutions to age-related illness. The SENS Foundation attracted Hope after the futurist learned of the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey.
Hope was fascinated by the way that the SENS Foundation had been working toward solving the problems presented by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. This would lead Hope to branch out into philanthropy, offering a $500,000 donation to help propel the research. Hope says of his decision to donate to the SENS Foundation, “So much research and money are going towards curing these diseases.” Hope goes on to explain that he feels it is important to also put money toward preventing the diseases from happening to begin with. Hope and the SENS Foundation are both on the same page in their belief that disease prevention is just as, if not more important, than finding a cure.As a techno-enthusiast and a futurist, Hope is always looking ahead beyond the curb’s edge. Hope says that spending time reading scientific journals helps to keep him prepared and ready for when opportunity knocks and that has been one of the biggest reasons for his continual success.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) March 8, 2016