Tempe native Jason Hope is not your typical philanthropist. A graduate from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Hope began his career as the founder of a mobile communications company. His success in business grew leading to a robust international reputation. At present he is a sought after expert in all types of business, an avid investor in start-ups, and a generous philanthropist. He donates to numerous organizations, develops grant programs for budding entrepreneurs, and even mentors high school students in the nature of business management. Jason Hope is also a devoted futurist.Futurists are individuals with a passion for science, technology, and biotechnology. They observe current trends and make predictions about the future. Futurists also have a vision for the future; one garnered by developments in the technology around them.
Many futurists parlay that vision into a pursuit, doing what they can to ensure that it comes true.For his part Jason Hope has made numerous contributions to companies and technologies that operate in the realm of anti-aging. In 2010 he donated $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation so they could construct the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. The foundation pursues innovative enterprises that contest the negative effects of aging. More importantly, they seek cures for degenerative diseases, brought on by aging, that break down the body. Paramount among them Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and lung disease.
Such conditions precipitate cessation of the human body. Aubrey de Grey, current leader and Chief Science officer for the foundation, remarked that Hope’s generous donation would go into finding ways to stop artery-cell from bonding. This would ultimately stop high blood pressure, inhibiting skin and eye deterioration.Anti-aging biotechnology attracts many entrepreneurs like Hope. Although some are looking for a way to live forever, most simply want to eradicate major diseases to promote higher quality of life. Generous donations like Hope’s half-million for SENS, are the lifeblood of such biotechnology. One prediction that can be safely made for the future, is that any great strides in preventing major diseases will come from donors like Jason Hope.
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