There are many ways for people to succeed as entrepreneurs in the world of technology. Unfortunately, despite all of these paths to success, there are very few people who are actually cut out to navigate them capably. Jason Hope, the founder of Jawa, has become one of the faces of technological entrepreneurship. Hope originally made his mark in the realm of mobile communication before shifting into gear and getting involved in bioresearch and anti-aging technology. Now, Jason Hope is using his sizable influence and well-earned label of ‘futurist’ in order to try and push the focus of researchers toward anti-aging technology. Why has Hope decided to go in this direction? How is he implementing this process into his business?To start off with, Jason Hope is a graduate of Arizona State University. At ASU, Hope studied finance before earning his MBA.
Hope would immediately jump into the industry, working to implement mobile technology as the basis of the work that he was trying to accomplish. Early success with Jawa would lead Hope to branch out in order to work with other potential partnerships in order to craft new avenues toward success. As a futurist, Hope would constantly be looking toward the next big thing and this eventually led him to consider biotechnology.Hope would do a deep-dive into the field of biotechnology with his focusing on anti-aging technology. This line of research would naturally lead him to discovering the SENS Foundation, a non-profit that has made their mark in the industry thanks to the exciting work being done by Dr. Aubrey de Grey.
Hope calls his discovery of Dr. Grey one of the singularly most exciting moments in his career. In fact, Hope was so delighted by this discovery that he decided to put his money where his mouth is in order to donate $500,000 to the SENS Foundation to help with their research.Hope is particularly interested in anti-aging research that can lead toward cures for potential age-related illness. With the donation that Hope put into play, the SENS Foundation will be able to take a closer look at the prevention and curing of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Hope believes that the future “relies on disease prevention” and that the SENS Foundation has an actual path to try and make a difference in this area. With any luck, Hope’s donation will lead to substantial progress in the field.