To say that Jason Hope wears many hats may be the understatement of the year. The Scottsdale, Arizona resident is an entrepreneur, futurist, investor and philanthropist who is as passionate about technology as he is about giving back to the community.
The Arizona native grew up in Tempe and earned his undergraduate degree in finance from Arizona State University. Hope then went on to earn his Master’s of Business Administration from ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Leveraging knowledge gained in the classroom to the real world, Hope has been instrumental in the development of technology that supports mobile apps, desktop software and gaming. But for Jason Hope, there is more to life than having a job that makes money.
He has chosen to support several philanthropic initiatives, including research currently being done at the SENS Foundation at Cambridge University. SENS is centered on helping people live longer, better lives by focusing on finding cures for such diseases like Alzheimer’s as well as lung and heart ailments.
Hope and the SENS Foundation strongly believe that too much money and time has been spent on treating disease. Instead, they argue that not enough attention and money have been spent on preventing disease in the first place.
Hope is also an angel investor who provides grants ranging anywhere from $500 to $5,000 to high school and college students who provide details of their research or start-up plans to jasonhope.com.