Born in Tempe, Arizona, Jason Hope is a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist, having shown his passion for technology as well as giving back to the community. He received his degree in finance from Arizona State University, and also went on to earn an MBA degree from W.P. Carey School of Business. Jason Hope launched a mobile communication company at the start of his career, and now focuses his time on investing in startups and on philanthropy. One area in which he has shown particular interest is the anti-aging industry, partnering up with Aubrey de Grey, the Chief Science Officer and founder of SENS Research Foundation. The non-profit organization acts as a research center, focusing on employing regenerative medicine in order to treat the damages which are causing age-related diseases.
Showing his interest in that specific field and his faith in SENS Research Foundation, Jason Hope donated the sum of $500,000. The money donated by Hope combined with other donations received by SENS, helped the foundation further its work by establishing the Cambridge SENS Laboratory. Jason Hope talked in an interview about the generous donation towards SENS and noted that he was happy to donate the money due to the fact that the organization is coming up with unique ways when it comes to fighting aging. During the interview he went on to talk about the fact that the organization focuses its time on diseases that have degenerative effects on the body and are speeding up the aging process, highlighting Alzheimer’s and lung disease.
The SENS Research Foundation hosts every year the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, which brings together experts in the industry who are able to impart knowledge on the subject of aging. The research done by the organization has implications in the cosmetic industry as well. Jason Hope believes that the organization’s research will gain more media coverage once people learn about what the developed programs are able to do when it comes to combating aging. When talking about the organization, he stated that the involvement in anti-aging is not simply about wanting to live forever, but about creating a better quality of life.