Jason Hope was born and raised in Tempe Arizona and received his first degree at Arizona State University and an MBA at the W. P. Carey School of Business at that same university. He is based in Scottsdale Arizona now as an internet and technology based entrepreneur and investor. He is well known for his interest, investment, and donation to organizations and research into technological advancements, scientific research, and solutions for disease.
The subject of aging is one on which Jason Hope has focused his interest and his philanthropy. Specifically, rejuvenation biotechnology has captured his interest as the solution to the age related diseases that seem to have become more common. He believes that this approach of delaying and preventing aging and disease is better than treating the diseases after they have already developed. In fact he is one of the many who hope to slow down the entire process of aging, helping people to live longer, healthier lives. To this end he has donated half a million dollars to the SENS foundation.
Jason Hope’s initial donation was given in 2010 and he announced it at the Breakthrough Philanthropy event at San Francisco. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things He says that he chose this foundation because he believes that its strategy could revolutionize the approach to diseases that cause premature aging, and to age related diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The SENS foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that was co-founded by Aubrey de Grey who is the chief science officer. De Grey himself is a renowned researcher in the field of longevity, and his bold, futuristic ideas are the type calculated to appeal to such a person as Jason Hope. Hope’s desire in donating was to allow SENS to get their results faster. De Grey and others at SENS say that Hope’s donation was used to fund a new laboratory program as well as anti aging research that investigates specific processes related to aging. This research could be used to produce solutions to hardening arteries, skin deterioration, and eye problems that often accompany old age. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Agin
Since his original donation he has gone on to donate over 1 million dollars in his own money to this foundation. Jason Hope Helps Push Anti-Aging Efforts Forward He is passionate about sharing his success by such donations, and through his website he offers advice for others who are looking to find and donate to similar organizations. He also offers grants that range from $500 to $5,000 dollars to students in high school and college. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000