There have been many adjectives used to describe Jason Hope including entrepreneur, futurist, investor, and most recently, philanthropist. If you’ve been following business news, you may have heard that Jason, who generated millions in various online ventures, recently pledged $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, a non-profit regenerative medical research foundation. Founded in 2009, the SENS Foundation prides themselves on working diligently to help develop and promote access to rejuvenation biotechnologies, aimed primarily at age-related diseases. These diseases include arteriosclerosis, arthritis, cancer, cataracts, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases which are notorious for increasing in incidence, as a person ages.
So, what was the driving force behind Jason’s generous philanthropic donation? Well, according to the foundation’s website, sens.org, he is committed to supporting organizations, whose work will have a significant impact on humanity. Jason Hope believes that the work being done by the SENS Foundation will have an immense impact on healthcare, which includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and treatment regimens prescribed by doctors. Needless to say, the SENS Foundation was honored to receive such a generous pledge of support and believes that this generosity brings them even closer to their goal, which is to advance human medicine and to further research the correlation between aging and specific diseases.
The donation was announced at a philanthropy event at the Thiel Foundation. Founded by PayPal Co-founder Peter Theil, the Theil Foundation is a two-year program aimed at helping young children who have dropped out of school. During the event, SENS Foundation CEO, Mike Cope publicly expressed his gratitude, stating that the donation of $500,000 will accelerate the foundation’s progress, as it relates to fighting, treating, and potentially, curing age-related diseases. According to the Foundation’s CSO, Aubrey de Grey, the funds will initially go towards researching arteriosclerosis, which affects 50 percent of men and one-third of women after the age of 40, and is responsible for a third of all deaths in the United States.
Jason Hope is quickly gaining a reputation for, seemingly, wanting to save the world. Prior to his involvement with the SENS Foundation, he created a grant program where provided financial backing for business ideas that he felt would best benefit humanity. Jason Hope is an Arizona State University alumnus, who earned a degree in Finance, before going on to earn an MBA from the same university’s W.P Carrey School of Business. Hope is as much a humanitarian as he is a businessman, and his donation to the SENS Foundation is most certainly a testament to his character, and willingness to help others.
About Jason Hope: ideamensch.com/jason-hope/