Jason Hope broke into the entrepreneurial world as a technological savant, someone clued into the future impact that mobile communications would bring. As a graduate of Arizona State University, with his MBA in finance, Hope would hit the ground running and not look back. Now, after a decade in the industry, Hope is extending himself to focus on issues that he never had the chance to before — such as bioresearch for anti-aging technology. A frank discussion with Hope would reveal that anti-aging research, for the prevention and curing of various age-related illness, is something that he is more than just passionate about — it is something he is ready to fund himself. Jason Hope describes himself as a futurist and no tech futurist would ignore the importance of medical research in the coming years.
Hope has been uniquely interested in research geared toward age-related illness and he hasn’t slowed down in his desire to get in on the action. After thorough research, Hope ended up connecting with the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation is a West Coast non-profit facility based out of San Francisco that has been leading the way in the fight for age-related illness research. Dr. Aubrey de Grey is the lead researcher at the facility and it was his work that initially drew Hope in. Hope says of the SENS Foundation, and biotechnology in general, that the medical field is on the brink of “huge medical advancements”.
Hope’s research and corresponding work with the SENS Foundation has led him to understand that there is more work to be done than simply to look for cures, as we must also look for ways to prevent the diseases from ever happening to begin with. This led Hope to donate half of a million dollars to the SENS Foundation in order to further their researcher into diseases like Parkinson’s, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more. Hope points out that this is a field of research that he is thoroughly passionate about investigating and finding solutions for. As an entrepreneur, Hope knows that he is going to occasionally come face-to-face with failure of some variety or another. Still, Hope doesn’t let this paralyze him. Instead, Hope says that he is emboldened by his failures and that he never lets it slow him down. Hopefully, Hope holds fast to this mindset as he helps the SENS Foundation research life-changing medicine.