For years Jason Hope has been turning the mobile communications industry over on its head. His work with Jawa helped to put Jason Hope on the map and now he is looking to take that momentum and use it to fuel progress in another key field: medicine. Jason Hope took notice of the medicinal research facility known as the SENS Foundation and he decided to chip in toward their cause by donating$500,000 to the foundation. Why has Jason Hope focused on medicine? What else does Hope have in store for the future? Let’s take a moment to learn a little bit about one of the more exciting futurists in the entrepreneurial world. Jason Hope’s role as an entrepreneur has never been in question but his title as a futurist is something that he had to work hard in order to earn. Hope graduated from Arizona State University with an MBA in finance.
Immediately after graduation, he took to the tech world in order to get his start in the mobile communications industry, establishing Jawa. Jawa would give Hope the success he needed early on in order to branch out and start several important partnerships. Among those partnerships was that of the SENS Foundation.The SENS Foundation is a non-profit located on the West Coast that has been working day and night in order to address age-related illnesses. Dr. Aubrey De Grey is the lead researcher at the facility and one of the primary reasons that Hope got involved with the facility. Hope cites his partnership with Dr. De Grey as one of the most exciting aspects of his career and that surely led to his decision to donate to the cause.
Specifically, Jason Hope has taken an interest in helping to facilitate a way to prevent problems like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Hope says, “I feel that the future relies on disease prevention” and he goes on to point out how important technology is in that conversation. While many facilities are rightly searching for a cure, Hope believes that prevention is as important as any other aspect of eradicating these serious and deadly issues. Outside of medical research into biotechnology, Hope is also a devout believer of the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things, often shortened to just IoT, is an umbrella term that refers to the way that smart technology will interconnect in order to make our lives easier and more efficient than ever.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) February 11, 2016