Jason Hope is a well-known entrepreneur. He had his first success with a mobile communications company. Since then, he’s been able to invest in exciting startups, and focus on philanthropic endeavors. One of Hope’s particular areas of interest is biotechnology.
Hope believes that in order to improve outcomes in the healthcare field, providers need to change their whole approach to medicine. Instead of focusing on acute care and treating symptoms, Hope believes that prevention should be the primary focus of healthcare. As part of his interest in increased longevity and vitality, Hope has become a major donor of the SENS Foundation.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) March 2, 2016
The SENS Foundation is dedicated to understanding aging, and how to prevent deterioration as people age. They’ve reviewed the literature on aging as we currently know it, and found that the beginnings of negative effects occur at the intracellular and cellular levels. By looking at the way cells and their organelles mutate, deteriorate and otherwise change over time, SENS is finding exciting new ways to extend life. Not only that, the Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of people’s lives as they age.
Jason Hope is so intrigued by the Foundation’s approach to aging that he has donated over half a million dollars to the cause. Hope was impressed with the unique approach the SENS Foundation takes toward healthcare in general and aging in particular. A keen reader, Hope noticed that no matter how much was spent on traditional research, progress against cancers and heart disease remains frustratingly slow. Hope wanted to put more money into a novel approach, and see if the progress that resulted was more promising. Jason Hope’s Hard Line Stance on the Internet of Things
The key, as Hope and the Foundation see it, is to treat the whole human organism instead of specific diseases as they arise. By addressing issues such as telomere lengthening at the source, these researchers seek to prevent diseases like cancers from developing in the first place. The SENS Foundation also does research designed to address the issue of metabolic waste. As people age, waste products build up in their tissues. Resolving this problem could change the game for lifestyle medicine. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
Jason Hope holds both a Bachelor’s and MBA from Arizona State University. A native of Arizona, he still resides in the Scottsdale area. In addition to his interest in biotechnology, he also works with the Arizona Science Center.