In 2010 Jason Hope donated $500,000 to SENS Research Foundation to aid in the research of Rejuvenation Biotechnologies to combat age-related diseases. Jason is working with the Chief Science Officer of the foundation, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, since making that donation. Dr. de Grey has been concentrating on reversing the aging process by researching new treatment for diseases like Alzheimer’s, a neurodegenerative disease, as well as other age-related conditions such as Parkinson’s, heart disease and cancer.
Jason Hope has written articles for publications such as Medium and Tech.co. discussing such things as cell loss, waste disposal for cells as well as technology trends.
He sees a huge future in the Internet of Things where not only can you set your thermostat remotely or look in the your refrigerator from the grocery store to see what you need to pick but also where a connected kitchen and grocery stores can reduce food waste. And a future where urban centers have connected devices that allow them to be run more efficiently in the areas of the smart grid and traffic technology. But Jason insists security risks and bugs must be worked out before much of that can come to fruition.
On Jason Hope’s official website he chooses the most interesting business ideas submitted and grants money to the authors to jump start proposals believing that the future depends on these great ideas.
He is a member of the Director’s Circle at Teach for America and the Arizona Science Center as well as working with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, the Andre Agassi Foundation, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Family Health International, the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and the TGen Foundation a non-profit institute that works toward turning genetic research into medical advances.
Jason Hope is an Arizona native and received a degree in finance from Arizona State University and then an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Expansion Therapeutics has recently raised 55.3 million dollars for the purpose of discovering a cure or new therapeutic techniques for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1.)
The disease is caused when RNA levels in the body reach toxic levels and begin to damaging the body from the inside out. Expansion Therapeutics, along with Sanofi Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund, and Kleiner Perkins, in a best case scenario will discover a way to reduce levels of RNA in patients and cease the destruction to bones, organs and tissue. Read more: Scott Rocklage | Bloomberg and Scott Rocklage | Crunchbase
The disease is passed on genetically, so in rare cases entire families could be affected by DM1. A cure for the disease could not only save the lives of individuals but entire families could benefit from a cure.
All research is conducted at a laboratory owned by Matthew D. Disney. Dr. Disney believes that RNA disorders can be treated with small molecule medications. Dr. Disney says that his research will continue until progress is made towards combating diseases related to increased levels of RNA.
ABOUT SCOTT ROCKLAGE
Scott Rocklage received his bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD in Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With 30 years of experience in healthcare management, he is currently a Managing Partner of 5AM Ventures.
Rocklage is also Executive Director at Expansion Therapeutics. As a chemist is has invented or co-invented over 30 United States patents and has been published over 100 times. In 2005, Rocklage was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry.
Learn more about Scott Rocklage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-rocklage-66aa7a12a and https://ideamensch.com/scott-rocklage/
PSI Pay is an UK-licensed payment solution institution that provides e-money services in the European Union. It is also the main Fin-tech company licensed by MasterCard to both issue debit and credit payment cards together with contactless programs and virtual cards across the European Economic Area (EAA).
This role makes the company responsible for reporting to the FCA on necessary information on the Master Cards activities that may include reporting, compliance, and audits.
Having begun its operations in the year 2007, PSI Pay has a global audience that terms them as transparent and effective. This has been supported by PSI’s professionals in the banking sector who are knowledgeable regarding alternative payments.
Among their variety of products, the MasterCard Contactless Card has also caught a lot of attention by allowing members to make payment of goods and services without having to enter a pin.By placing the card over a card reader you can make a payment of up to or less than £20.This method of transacting seems risky but each transaction is uniquely encrypted to protect transaction data and just in-case you happen to tap the card twice you can only bill once.
The company recently partnered with Kerv wearable to give the world the first ever contactless payment ring. This payment ring will be accessible in 38 million worldwide locations and will allow users to contribute to their accounts through their debit or credit cards and bank transfer or PayPal.
Kerv users will also have access to a virtual card that will allow online purchases. Commenting on the partnership, Managing Director Phil Davies was excited about their new partnership of creating a very new experience for their clients.
Providing Quality Services
Constantly aiming to provide the best services to their audience PSI Pay came in to assure their clientele that they will not be affected by any eventualities of the Brexit as the company had already planned on how they would remain stable.
Over the years striving to be the best service providers in the field has paid off really well. In the year 2015, the FinTech Company experienced it best financial period, PSI’s overall business revenue increased by 29 %. The growth in revenue was due to the launch of their affiliate program, expansion into other regions, various product launches and promotional campaigns.
To keep in touch with their audience PSI Pay has an updated Linkedin profile with details of their roles and objectives. Their company profile on the platform also gives more information details such as the number of employees and headquarters thus raising an interest to click on the link provided to redirect you to the company website for more information.
Communication has been an essential part of our daily lives in the 21st century. People would always need to connect online so that they can talk to their friends and family. There are also some applications which are designed to meet certain needs of an individual, just like Talkspace which allows someone to speak with their therapists using an app. Talkspace was designed so that people who are having issues with visiting a therapist can just talk to them online. Some people lack the confidence to speak with a real therapist, and they believe that by using Talkspace, they could be able to express what they have in mind without limiting themselves just because they are shy.
The number of Talkspace users around the world is constantly increasing. Some of those who have downloaded the application stated that they downloaded it because they do not have the time to visit their therapist, and it is very convenient to use. Time and money are also saved once the app is downloaded. On the therapist’s part, they stated that they would be downloaded the app because they know that their patients are getting better if they would be talking to them whatever platform is available. The app is similar to Snapchat, but it is somehow controversial because of how it is being used to speak with a therapist. Still, people are enjoying using it.
In Talkspace, people can send messages, photos, and audios to one another. Using Talkspace can ease the burden of speaking, and according to some therapists, some people effectively communicate using only photos, and they are fine with that. These people are having a hard time expressing and explaining themselves if they talk face to face, so using the app would help them describe how they feel. The therapists are also stating that it is vital for someone to respond to the messages that they are receiving because when they reply back to the sender, they somehow feel appreciated. This is good, according to the therapists, especially if someone is going to serious treatment and medication. Talkspace is the future of communication, and many people are starting to like it.