A quick glance at our surroundings reveals a high number of things that can access the internet. While computers and smartphones are the leading devices that can connect modern people to the internet, other devices with the capability to connect to the web are continually being developed. According to Jason Hope—an entrepreneur, a futurist, and a philanthropist—all the devices that can access the internet and connect different people via the web are collectively referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Jason is conversant in all matters IoT. He argues that IoT has already impacted many things. For example, the plummeting prices of Wi-Fi and broadband services can be attributed to Internet of Things (IoT).
Jason is an entrepreneur that has established several businesses such as Jawa, a mobile communication company. Other Jason’s investments focus on areas such as marketing, interactive software, digital media solutions, etc. Jason strongly trusts technology to revolutionize the modern way of life. For example, he is optimistic that soon, all homes in the developed world will rely on IoT connected devices.
From his numerous businesses, Jason has acquired invaluable experiences which he often shares with other entrepreneurs. Jason never shies away from warning his counterparts against jumping on any business opportunity that presents itself at the expense of concentrating on their main business idea. He believes that doing so is likely to lead to failure, but Jason is unafraid of failure. In fact, he has failed a couple of times in business but he maintains failure is nothing more than an entrepreneur makes it be; an entrepreneur should focus on positive things instead of dwelling on failure and other negative things. Finally, Jason advises entrepreneurs that the secret to growing a business lies with successfully pleasing clients and networking with like-minded individuals; burning bridges is unnecessary.
While Jason is an entrepreneur in tech, he notices other entrepreneurs in various fields, and he aspires to assist them. He established a grant program that extends monetary assistance to entrepreneurs with promising business ideas. For example, Jason donated over $500,000 to SENS Research Foundation. The foundation’s primary goal is to reverse aging with a drug that works at a cellular level.
Jason is a native of Arizona. He attended Arizona State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also attended ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business for his MBA. He continually trains himself on various issues.