Jason Hope, the entrepreneur based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has generously contributed $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation. Hope is no stranger to philanthropy, and has worked closely with the SENS Research Foundation for some time.
Hope’s motive for the contribution was based in his deep passion for that which the foundation researches. SENS, which stands for Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, focuses on research and advancements concerning anti-aging solutions and treatment development. The goal, Hope writes in his blog, is not to find a way for people to live forever, but to allow people to have a longer and higher quality of life in the face of age-related diseases. By making such a large contribution to the foundation, Hope believes that more people with age-related diseases will have access to these life-saving treatments.
The foundation has a specific interest in regenerative medicines which counteract cell damage and cell death. These medicines are researched and developed in order to treat age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s as well as heart and lung diseases, which cause the body to age prematurely. Other contributors to the foundation include Paypal CEO Peter Thiel.
Hope’s large contribution was greatly appreciated by the foundation, and the foundation’s CEO Mike Kope looks forward to using the half a million dollars to accelerate several very important projects the foundation is currently undertaking. Ideally, with Hope’s contribution, the foundation’s research will lead to worldwide accessibility of medical treatments for patients with age-related diseases.
In addition to contributing financially to organizations which research biotechnology and cures for diseases, Jason Hope has had a successful career as an entrepreneur. He has established himself as a highly knowledgeable futurist, predicting the future of technology based on current technological trends. He has a noted interest and expertise in the Internet of things, which is the development of everyday objects gaining network connectivity with the ability to send and receive data. Hope’s predictions and articles regarding these technological fields have benefited countless entrepreneurs and investors around the world.