Jason Hope is known as a futurist, philanthropist, investor and an entrepreneur. He is an Arizona native, and grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He later attended Arizona State University and received a degree in finance. Hope finished up his academic career by attending The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and receiving an MBA. He quickly obtained notoriety as a businessman and is now a sought after advisor. Hope has stayed loyal to his roots, and still resides in Arizona today.
Hope is also known for his commentary on The Internet of All Things (IoT), which he believes will become incredibly important in the future. The Internet of All Things is the network of physical devices (such as phones, appliances, etc.) which allows these devices to exchange information and connect to each other. Jason Hope stated in a February 2017 interview with IdeaMensch that he is excited about IoT becoming viable in the near future.
In addition to his technological commentary, Jason Hope is known for investing in scientific pursuits as well. In 2010 Hope contributed $500,000 to the SENS Foundation. Headed by Aubrey de Grey, SENS is a non-profit organization which researches age related diseases and works to combat them. Hope outlined the reason for his donation to the SENS Foundation, stating, ““I believe their work is essential to the advancement of human medicine and their approach to the overall problem of human aging and its associated diseases is the only way to go.” It is hoped that the research SENS is doing will help to combat diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
Jason Hope is also a philanthropist and has pledged his support to several different charitable organizations. He believes in young people and the ideas which they have to improve the world. This is why Hope began a grant program for young students and entrepreneurs. Hopefuls can submit their ideas through Hope’ website and then he picks the most interesting ones. The amount of money awarded for people to begin working on their projects ranges between $500 and $5000 dollars. In addition to educational charitable donations, Jason Hope has also donated to organizations such as the Arizona Science Center and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local Arizona chapters. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000
Hope’s advice to young entrepreneurs is to focus on one project at a time. He also quoted Nolan Bushnell, who stated “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” His facebook page