Jason Hope is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and has an interest in futurist concepts, technology and philanthropy. He was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He went to Arizona State University to study for his degree in finance. He later went on to study for his MBA at W.P. Carey School of Business.
Jason is an avid researcher and believer of The Internet of Things. The IoT concept is that every item in our lives will be eventually connected to the Internet. He sees that popular upcoming items will be fitness trackers and smart cars. The network connection to our household products will be able to provide enormous amounts of data for businesses to make better decisions in the future. Jason also has an active blog, which he posts about IoT and technology related news.
In a press release on Market Wired, Jason claims that large cities will probably be the first to adopt IoT. Jason also acknowledges that software must be debugged and perfect before a large city rolls out complete network immersion. If the software can be perfected, then cities can improve the efficiency of public transportation, improved security and the prevention of power outages and surges.
Jason Hope is a big supporter of the SENS Research Foundation. He even pledged over $500,000 to go towards their projects. The non-profit organization researches treatments for age related diseases. They deal with stem cells, tissue engineering, mitochondrial mutations and many other projects related to cell aging. They are partnered with several universities, including: Yale University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, University of Texas, Rice University and University of Arizona.
Jason Hope issues grants from starting entrepreneurs through his website. Users may submit their idea through the contact form and Jason will review the ideas personally. The grant amounts are between $500 to $5,000.
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