Jason Hope’s Growth in the Field of Biotechnology.
The most successful entrepreneurs are capable of succeeding in a variety of different fields, spreading their ability into markets that are rapidly and efficiently expanding. Jason Hope is a self-proclaimed futurist and he has put his name on the map by living up to those entrepreneurial standards. Hope is probably most well known for making his mark in the mobile communications field, with a variety of startups and partnerships, but that is far away from the only thing he wants to be remembered for. Hope has recently been putting more and more of his effort behind the advancements of biotechnologies and, more specifically, the research that those technologies are making possible in the pursuit of anti-aging technology.
In order to leap into the biotechnology field, Hope had to seek out a partnership with a company that he’d believe a future to be possible. Hope is well known for his thorough research but more than that he is focused on partnering with people who are excited and passionate about their field. This search naturally led Hope to find the SENS Foundation. The SENS Foundation is a non-profit research clinic located in California, ran by CEO Mike Kope with Dr. Aubrey de Grey in charge of research. Hope’s research led him to connect with Dr. Aubrey de Grey and this, in turn, incited Hope’s decision to make a donation to the facility. This donation, as it would turn out, would be quite well received.
Hope would end up signing a $500,000 donation to the SENS Foundation and his contributions were made public at a philanthropic event hosted by the Thiel Foundation called ‘Breakthrough Philanthropy‘. Peter Thiel himself was on hand for the event and he made it clear that Jason Hope’s donation was easily the highlight of the night’s festivities. Hope’s magnetism and excitement for the work that the SENS Foundation was taking on was palpable and it was mirrored by Kope and Dr. de Grey themselves.The SENS Foundation was created in 2009 with the goal of crafting, researching and promoting biotechnologies to fight against age-related illness. As a futurist, there is nothing closer to home than the concept of aging and this naturally meant that Hope had to jump onboard. Hope’s donation will be put toward fighting diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s while addressing the underlying contributing factors of numerous other medical problems related to growing older. With any luck, Hope’s contributions will lead to life changing technology.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) February 24, 2016