Jason Hope recently made headlines for a large donation to the SENS Foundation, a non-profit clinical research facility that is focused on figuring out ways to prevent and cure some of the most common and dangerous age-related illnesses in the world. Hope is an entrepreneur and one of the foremost proponents of biotechnologies in the entrepreneurial world. He’s also becoming one of the most prominent voices in support of a new and exciting concept known as the Internet of Things. Let’s take a close look at his career while also making sure to learn a little bit about what inspires and informs working process.
As an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed futurist, Jason Hope knows that you always have to stay ahead of the curve in order to be in the right place at the right time. Hope says of his work, “I like to start by keeping things basic.” Hope’s idea of focusing on the basics has led him to consider industries that others might have passed by. Hope started his career in mobile communications because he saw how pivotal it was for the tech community and he seamlessly rode this wave to the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is an industry that essentially embraces smart technology to the maximum degree. Hope believes that the Internet of Things will become the most important tech industry on the planet while fundamentally changing the way that we live our lives.
Hope graduated from Arizona State University after having been born and raised in Tempe, AZ. Hope’s early success allowed him the opportunity to chase bigger concepts. After Hope’s success with his company JAWA, he would turn to philanthropy in order to broaden his horizon and help foster growth in an industry that is always in need of help: medicine. Hope would stumble across the SENS Foundation, a non-profit California-based facility, and a burgeoning professional relationship with Dr. Aubrey De Grey would solidify his desire to make a donation. Hope would sign off on a $500,000 donation to the SENS Foundation that would immediately go toward helping to find solutions for problems like diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
Now, Hope is focused on growing his own brand and business while embracing the biggest trends as they come. While there are many industries to pay attention to, Hope figures to be most focused on the SENS Foundation and the Internet of Things.
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