Jason Hope, an internet entrepreneur, has pledged $500,000 to SENS Foundation. The donation is geared towards supporting the research of rejuvenation biotechnologies done by SENS Foundation and its mission of fighting diseases associated with aging. Mike Kope, the foundation’s chief executive officer, announced the donation on Tuesday in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The announcement was made during the breakthrough philanthropy, an event that was hosted by the Thiel Foundation.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) August 29, 2016
The scientific community in the world is rapidly appreciating the role played by rejuvenation biotechnologies in dealing with diseases that are related to aging. SENS Foundation is a non-profit organization that is based in California. It was established in 2009 to promote, develop and ensure access to rejuvenation biotechnologies in the world to address illnesses related to the aging process. The foundation’s focus is to repair damages that build up in the body due to normal metabolism before the damages cause deadly pathologies. Mike registered his gratitude to Jason Hope for believing in the foundation and supporting its mission. He further noted that the association wants to create a new biotech industry and be an outreach and a public research organization that is committed to rejuvenation biotechnology. The donation given by Jason will play an essential role in enabling the foundation to build on its existing collaboration in 2011 and improving its progress in fighting illnesses associated with aging.
Jason Hope said that he developed an interest in the works of SENS Foundation and Dr. Aubrey de Grey. He believes that their works are essential in advancements of human medicine as well as the approach to the issue of human aging and age-related illnesses like diabetes. Jason’s donation is aimed at supporting the foundation in its work of completing reshaping and redefinition of the pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotech industries. Hope said that he felt honored to be associated with the organization in its efforts to impact the rejuvenation biotechnologies positively.
About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is a successful and well-known investor, futurist and philanthropist. He was born in Tempe, Arizona. Jason studied at the Arizona State University where he graduated with a degree in finance. He then earned his MBA from the same university at W.P Carey School of Business. Hope supports scientific research that is doing well in coming up with innovations and is not afraid of challenging the modern school of thought. Jason Hope created the idea of the Internet of Things, with the objective of transforming the lives of people through technology. The idea has enhanced several sectors including the transportation sector.