Scottsdale-based tech entrepreneur Jason Hope continues to make news across the sector for his growing interest in philanthropy as well as the Internet of Things (IoT). A self-identified “futurist,” he’s has built up an online and in-person reputation based on heavy thinking about the potential of emerging technologies.
Jason is a prominent alumnus of Arizona State University, having earned an undergraduate degree in Finance, as well as an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He launched his career with Jawa, which offered premium text messaging services, and later expanded to hold a portfolio of investments in the tech field ranging from digital media and marketing solutions to interactive software.
More recently, however, he has turned his attention to philanthropic work, establishing himself as one of the SENS Research Foundation’s most prominent donors. Jason has often spoken publicly on the Foundation’s focus on the potential of anti-aging technologies to combat diseases such as Alzheimers and heart disease. SENS has attracted interest from a number of notable tech entrepreneurs, including former Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. Jason Hope’s donation earmarked to focus on the Foundation’s research into ways to break down and dispose of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), a type of metabolic waste that builds up in the body to the detriments of skin, blood vessels, and organs.
Jason is also a well-respected thinker on the Internet of Things (IoT). Having started out in the industry just as mobile phones made their mainstream debut, he has long recognized that technology makes the biggest impact when connected to physical device. He has often weighed in on applications, privacy, and security for this emerging technology. His grants program, which is open to high school seniors and college students, encourages young people to pitch and develop technology-related business ideas. No doubt many wannabe Jason Hopes are ready to apply.
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