Being proactive often proves to be the most effective way to tackle most difficult situations. Finding ways to prevent something from happening before it happens, versus trying to stop it once it has already begun seems logical enough, right? Arizona-based entrepreneur Jason Hope certainly thinks so, and he believes this proactive approach should start with medicine.
Rather than making donations in support of treatment for diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s, Hope is most passionate about the prevention of age-related diseases. He is a strong supporter of the SENS Foundation, whose main focal point is rejuvenation biotechnology. Armed with knowledge regarding the connection between cellular and molecular damage that occurs in our bodies as we age, the SENS Foundation uses regenerative medicine to repair the damage done to the body over time. The goal of the research foundation is to help develop treatments and technologies that help cure diseases often associated with aging.
While he has had several successful business ventures, Hope admits that his philanthropic contributions have been the most self-rewarding. He often references his most recent donation to SENS in the amount of $500,000. Passionate about advancement in the medical industry, having the funding to help support research in medical treatment is extremely important to him. Hope is passionate about prevention rather than management and believes his contributions to the SENS foundation will help further advancement prevention options. His donations have been essential to the continued support of SENS research projects and the development of anti-aging disease prevention. When asked what he is most passionate about, Hope also cites his philanthropic involvement.
After getting his undergraduate degree in finance at Arizona State University, he acquired an MBA from the universities W.P. Carey School of Business. He got his first taste of entrepreneurship shortly after finishing graduate school when he created a mobile communications company. Though he struggled with some of his early clients, Hope says that focusing on the future, and improving his service is what keeps him moving forward. While he has experienced a significant amount of success an entrepreneur, his primary focus is philanthropy and continued contributions to the advancement of medical treatment and technology.