Jason Hope on Realizing Ideas and Helping Others Do The Same
The internet of things is an amazing concept that started as a Jetson’s future fantasy. According to Jason Hope we are about it a reality. It involves inanimate objects “talking” to each other through bluetooth technology. The beginning of this can be witnessed when you are able to check in to a flight online, print your boarding pass at home and the future possibilities are endless. However it relies on people giving up some of the privacy and agreeing to the use of “beacons” which give businesses personal information.Jason Hope has been the CEO of the Cinncinati Reds majority share holder of Major League Baseball. He is also the CEO of technology company JAWA (formerly known as Cyclon LLP), a mobile communications company.
Besides investing in technology companies, Jason is interested in the future of technology to improve lives and reach many people at once. As an entrepreneur he is always focused on what is next, and whether he should support or create it.Philanthropy is an important way of giving back. Hope mainly supports non-profit ventures to fight cancer and find cures for disease. He has also been known to support the local boys and girls clubs.
He also promotes innovation by providing grants for ideas from high school and college students that will make a difference in technology’s future. He has pledged $500,000 to the SENS Foundation biotechnology which is aiming to reduce the impact of aging on overall health.Jason Hope believes in the power of social media as a way to communicate with a large amount of people in a short amount of time. It is also a cost effective way of marketing an idea and soliciting support. There is no doubt that with adequate support entrepreneurs can realize their dreams and use that success to help others do the same.