Jason Hope is a businessman in the technology industry. He is also one of the SENS Foundation’s biggest boosters. This nonprofit was co-founded by Aubrey de Grey who is also the chief science officer. They are seeking to develop drugs that will slow, or possibly even stop, the aging process. It was in 2010 that Jason Hope learned about this organization, after which he donated $500,000 to it.
For the past eight years Jason Hope has continued to provide support to the SENS Foundation. He has since regularly donated money and promoted their cause. He says that the ultimate goal is to not just live forever but instead lead healthier lives as well, free from age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
When Aubrey de Grey was asked what his organization was planning to do with Jason Hope’s donation he said that some of it would go towards opening a new lab. The rest of the money would be spent on research into their drugs under development called AGE-breakers. Tests using these drugs have been successful on smaller animals, such as mice, but whether they will also be successful for humans is what they continue to research.
Jason Hope was born and raised in the state of Arizona. He attended Arizona State University from which he has both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The first company he opened, right after graduating, was in the mobile communication industry. This company provided consumers with a premium text messaging service and it was highly successful. He earned enough money from this company that he now invests in other mobile tech companies for a living and is a business consultant.
The other serious pursuit that Jason Hope engages in is philanthropy. In addition to the SENS Foundation he has also financially helped many charitable organizations. He gives money to nonprofits that work on the local and national level. The main types of organizations he supports are those which are conducting scientific research. He also provides seed money to college students who come up with great ideas for a product or service but don’t have any money to get going. He says that even a little bit of money helps them get started and their new company builds from there.
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