Beyond starting new technology companies entrepreneur Jason Hope is also passionate about philanthropy. He invests in startup technology companies from his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. His main interests are mobile apps and the Internet of Things (IoT), topics about which he writes on a frequent basis. He also spends time following both Arizona and national politics and how it affects the economy and businesses. For more information connect with Jason Hope on LinkedIn
One of the nonprofits that Jason Hope is an enthusiastic supporter of is the SENS Foundation. This foundation is leading efforts in anti-aging research. There are a large number of diseases and disorders that are associated with getting older. These can be minor conditions but there is also a number that are life-threatening in nature like cancer. To this point, aging has been an inescapable fact of life. The SENS Foundation is hard at work coming up with an alternative to that fate.
Jason Hope says that what most interests him in the medical industry is coming up with ways to slow down or maybe even reverse getting older. The goal is not just to help people live longer lives, though, but to also help them do so in a healthy body and mind. He first started supporting the SENS Foundation in December 2010 when he attended a San Francisco gala and gave the founder of this nonprofit, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, a check for $500,000. This money was used to support their medical research and outfit their lab with technology. Jason Hope said he supported their approach to fighting diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes which seeks to prevent people from getting these to begin with, not treating them after they’ve already developed like conventional medicine.
One specific use of the donation was to advance research into experiments designed to see if artery-cell proteins can be kept from bonding. If this can be accomplished than high blood pressure would be a thing of the past. They need to research this at the cellular level and philanthropists like Jason Hope go a long way towards getting this research done.