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December 09, 2017

Jason Hope: Anti-aging Research Philanthropist

Jason Hope is an Arizona-based Internet entrepreneur researching anti-aging initiatives. The Sens Foundation is a non-profit anti-aging research organization that has tried to tackle age related disease such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes since 2009. Hope is a skilled futurist who can predict new trends, having a clear understanding of technology. He feels the Internet is a part of our future as more devices are invented to allow us to connect. Companies need to use the Internet more and more these days. Hope has a degree in finance from Arizona State University, as well as an MBA from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.

The SENS Research Foundation has held the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference: Emerging Regenerative Medicine Solutions for the Diseases of Aging in Santa Clara, CA. This conference is designed to bring leadership from fields such as academic, industrial, investments, policies, and disease activism groups, all whom, are working together in one place to combine their efforts. The SENS acronym stands for “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence.” The group is making an effort to reduce diseases brought by aging. The SENS foundation works on scientific research, advocacy, and education to help professionals treat age-related illnesses that the anti-aging industry seeks to combat.

Scientists have quite a few barriers to working on anti-aging research such as funding, support, and regulations, which slows down their efforts to make new anti-aging medicines. Age-related illness includes Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, macular degeneration, musculoskeletal disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The focus of the conference is on how to prevent these devastating illnesses that ravage aging bodies. Jason Hope has donated $500,000 to the SENS Research Foundation. The SENS foundation wants to engage in anti-aging research to advance medical science by which they want to reverse aging altogether.

Hope started his career as a mobile communications company but he then changed his focus to philanthropy, biotechnology, and start-ups. His advice for entrepreneurs is to work on one project at a time since many have trouble staying on one task at a time. He has a grant program where he gives away $500 to young entrepreneurs; he has placed a lot of faith in young entrepreneurs, whose future is about developing new technology. He believes that IoT “Internet of Things” technology creating integrative devices has come a long way. Hope believes in looking at the bigger picture, not the smaller details like he used to when he first started. More and more devices are going to be connected in the future.

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