Jason Hope is a renowned entrepreneur. The futurist is passionate about giving back to the society. His philanthropy zeroes in on disease cure, biotechnology, education and scientific research. Over the years, he has spearheaded different initiatives that support local educational programs, which promote learning inside and outside the confines of a classroom.
In light of social responsibility, Hope has worked with different foundations. They include True Colors Fund, the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix, Teach for America Phoenix, The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, The Andre Agassi Foundation, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Desert Mountain States Chapter. The others are T Gen Foundation, International Foundation for Education, Family Health International, The Tony Hawk Foundation, Worldwide Orphan Foundation and the Arizona Science Center.
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Recently, Jason supported SENS Foundation by donating $500,000. The corporation undertakes research aimed at finding cure to age-related diseases. The California-based organization has been developing and promoting access to rejuvenation biotechnologies. Jason asserted that over the years, he had developed great interest in Dr. Aubrey de Grey’s work and SENS Foundation. He is optimistic that their work has been advancing human medicine and augmenting their efforts towards the problem of aging in human and associated diseases.
Jason has taken a key interest in the Internet of Things (IoT). He asserts that most corporations have been turning to IOT to enhance their growth. Jason contends that by 2020, the value of IoT will be in billions of dollars. According to the investor, the future is in connected technology. Silicon Labs is one the companies that has embraced IoT. This corporation has extensive experience in integrated circuits. The entity seeks to provide other corporations with the much-needed service as they embrace IoT. Motley Fool’s Dan Caplinger posits that indicators show that the technology has a high return on investment.
Over the years, Cisco has been talking positively about the future of IoT. Recently, Chuck Robbins, Cisco’s new CEO, announced that company was planning to invest $1.4 billion on an IoT software developer, Jasper Technologies. This entity allows companies to connect virtually anything to the web. According to Ari Levy of CNBC, this was Cisco’s highest investment after purchasing Sourcefire, a cyber-security company in 2013 for $2.5 billion.