Jason Hope is a successful entrepreneur, tech investor and philanthropist from Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He supports many foundations that pursue new technology and challenges the way the medical community looks at aging. One of his larger donations was to the SNES Research Foundation (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence). In 2010 he donated $500,000 to help them build the Cambridge SNES Laboratory, and begin development on their new program AGE-breaker. Since then, he has donated a total over $1 million to this organization.
SNES is looking into regenerative medicine, a type of stem cell research that seeks to help organs and tissues regain functionality and recover from illness and disease. Their AGE-breaker program strives to isolate compounds known to accelerate ageing in the human body, and slow that process.They are also looking into shifting the perspective of the medical community; from attacking diseases once they’ve appeared to using preventative medicine. This approach will lessen the appearance of diseases, through full body wellness from the beginning.
Jason Hope believes that SNES and other organizations will discover the key to end certain diseases that prematurely age the body such as lung cancer and Alzheimer’s. He is a firm believer that certain diseases attack in more than just one way, which cause it to age faster. This greatly reduces the body’s efficiency and life expectancy. To Jason Hope, this research is so much more than just discovering the eternal fountain of youth. It’s about a healthy life that allows the human body to reach its full potential.Just a few of the other foundations he donates to are the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Andre Agassi Foundation, the Arizona Science Center, and Teach for America. In addition, he played an important role in the startup of many other research companies that focus on innovative technology and anti-aging.
Students and entrepreneurs can request grants from Jason Hope. On his website, they can fill out a form that shares their unique idea and if chosen, the grants will range from $500 to $5,000. There are a few stipulations: the requester must be using modern technology in their research, and they must be enrolled in classes either for high school or university. Jason Hope’s website also encourages readers to become philanthropists, and provides tips on how to accomplish that.
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