Jason Hope is a technology investor and entrepreneur. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona and now resides in Scottsdale. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance, as well as getting his MBA from the Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business. After graduating he entered the technology sector, particularly in mobile communication technology.
Hope is a big believer in the Internet of Things. In the Internet of Things every device is connected to the internet and can communicate with each other. This will lead in the future to greater levels of efficiency and productivity for both individuals and businesses. An example Jason shared was it would help grocery stores reduce waste in the frozen food aisle through better tracking of expiration dates. He believes that within 5 years the Internet of Things will look completely different than it does today, as well as an industry being valued in the billions of dollars.
In addition to being a technology entrepreneur, Hope is also dedicated to philanthropic causes. He has donated to many causes, but the one in particular that he enjoys supporting is the SENS Research Foundation to which he gave $500,000. This foundation, based in Mountain View, California supports research into preventing age-related diseases. The SENS Research foundation is also looking at ways to slow the aging process. This donation enabled the foundation to build their Cambridge SENS laboratory, in addition to helping them advance their research projects.
Another passion for Hope is supporting the young students of Arizona. He has made a large donation to the Teach for America’s Phoenix Chapter, which advocates for making a quality education possible for all students. He also supports the Boys & Girls Club in Phoenix as well as several other charities to support the community. Jason Hope has said that one of the most important things in both business and philanthropy is to keep an eye on the future. He is always looking for what way technology is evolving, as well as looking into the future by the charities he supports.