Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Jason Hope is a well-known entrepreneur, futurist and philanthropist. While his own career has been focused on mobile application, software and gaming development, his philanthropic interests have been widespread through humanitarian efforts, education and technology.
Hope is most known for his philanthropic interest in biotechnology development and research, having famously donated half a million dollars to the SENS Foundation, which works to develop rejuvenation technologies and studies age-related diseases. Hope strongly supports the mission of SENS which is to prevent age-related diseases rather than treating their symptoms. This generation contribution was used to establish a research laboratory dedicated to the Foundations AGE-Breaker program. He has also given tirelessly to local educational organizations for the sciences and entities focused on the study of disease prevention and cure, notably stating that biotechnology is the future. “It’s about creating a longer, better quality of life,” quotes Hope on his website, urging others to consider supporting research efforts.
His true dedication to the future of scientific research is evidenced by his involvement with such organizations the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter, Family Health International and the TGen Foundation.
Hope supports organizations focused on providing children in the state with educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, including the Arizona Science Center where he is a member of the Director’s Circle. Supporting countless local charities as well, Hope’s blog states that his goal is to see local Arizona communities thrive.
Always with a vision to toward the future and advancement of scientific discovery, Jason Hope also sponsors grants to fund the research of the next generation of innovators. Ranging in award amount of $500 to $5000, these grants offer high school seniors and college students the means to pursue and develop technology advances that would otherwise be impossible. Jason Hope uses his own success in technology development to guide young entrepreneurs through mentorship and to support them with investment opportunities.