Jason Hope started out as an internet entrepreneur, using his passion for tech to help him achieve success. Before starting his first business, Jason attended Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in finance. From there, he pursued his MBA at W.P. Carey School of Business, which is also a division of ASU. While that education gave him an advantage, as he pursued his entrepreneurial interests, it also helped him appreciate the importance of giving back to his community.Today, Mr. Hope is as well known for his philanthropic efforts as he is for his tech investments. Jason has developed an interest in anti-aging and, more specifically, preventing the degenerative diseases that often accompany advanced age. For this reason, much of Hope’s philanthropic donations go to the SENS Foundation, which works towards finding ways to prevent Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and other age-related illnesses.
Another reason Jason may be especially intrigued by the work at SENS Foundation is that they’re researching ways to use technology to effect disease. They’re studying the use of rejuvenation biotechnology in preventing degenerative diseases. Hope found this research promising enough that he donated $500,000 to the foundation in 2010. Since that time, Jason has gifted SENS Foundation with over $1 million to assist with their research.When asked about his donations to SENS Foundation, Jason Hope said he gives to the organization out of a belief in their work. He said he feels their research will revolutionalize healthcare and bring us closer to treating disease more effectively.
The reason SENS focuses on prevention instead of researching cures is because they believe preventing a disease is more plausible than discovering cures. By living a better quality of life from the start and maintaining a normal, healthy state of being, the SENS philosophy is that disease can be prevented. Their research focuses on learning how to discover internal damage, before it can lead to life-threatening illnesses.While Jason Hope is intrigued by the idea of giving everyone more longevity, his philanthropic efforts indicate that he’s also interested in improving the quality of life. Diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, can have a lasting impact on families and entire communities, so the ability to prevent degenerative diseases can’t be overemphasized. That’s why Jason donates so many resources to SENS Foundation. He believes their research is society’s best chance for a way to recognize the early onset of disease and to prevent it from developing any further.”I hope that my support can help bring about faster results that will benefit the human race as a whole,” said Jason Hope.