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.