For technology futurist Jason Hope, aging should not be considered as a permanent state of degradation of human cells and a risk factor for a wide array of aging-related diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease among others.
Drawing from his experience an entrepreneur in the biotechnology industry, Jason Hope has dedicated his time and financial resources towards reversing aging. His dedication to finding the mythical fountain of youth has seen him donate millions of dollars to finance anti-aging research. One of the primary beneficiaries of the Scottsdale-based serial entrepreneur is SENS Research Foundation: a non-profit organization dedicated to rejuvenation and regenerative research.
The novel biotechnology idea that Jason Hope is passionately supporting has futuristic touch. Scientists at SENS Foundation are working on a technology aimed at reversing the aging process by targeting the process that accelerates human cells degradation: deposition of metabolic wastes. Over time, these wastes build up in the cells especially under the skin and within muscles cells leading to accelerated aging of cells. The funds donated by Hope and other investors will be used to expand SENS Research Foundation’s research capacity including the establishment of new research facilities in the United Kingdom. Additionally, the funds will help the foundation in developing its research to new areas such as AGE breakers which is youth-restoring biotechnology that aims at reducing cardiovascular stiffness associated with aging.
Academic Background: The Making of a Philanthropic Tech Specialist
Hope holds a B.S. degree from Arizona State University. He specialized in finance during her studies at the university and later received his MBA from his alma mater’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He is a successful serial investor who has founded several companies. In addition to actively participating in the daily management activities of his companies, Jason Hope also participates and supports various philanthropic activities including lending his expertise to Arizona Science Center as a director. Other beneficiaries of charitable donations include Teach For America and Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
Despite specializing in finance during his university studies, Jason Hope has developed a keen interest in emerging technologies. One such technology that he has predicted as the technology of the future is the Internet of Things. The technology offers greater connectivity between internet-enabled home appliances. He is the author of a book on the topic and has highlighted its potential benefits.