Jason Hope has become a leading voice in the world of mobile communication, thanks to his work with multiple startup companies. Hope was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ and he has since made the state and city his home. Hope is a graduate of Arizona State University where he studied finance before securing his MBA. As a renowned futurist and tech enthusiast, Hope is all about looking ahead to the changes that are rolling through the industry. Right now, Hope is focusing his attention and his energy on the work being done at the SENS Foundation. Hope has found that there is an allure to the biotechnology industry and it is more than about profit, it is about the health of humanity for years to come.The SENS Foundation is an anti-aging research clinic located in California. The SENS Foundation is a non-profit that is led by CEO Mike Kope and the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey. Dr. de Grey was notably one of the most exciting aspects of the foundation, according to Hope.
Hope said that he had always been interested in the work that Dr. Aubrey de Grey had been handling and that he felt obliged to get involved when he had the funds to do so. For that reason, Hope went ahead and donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation in order to help progress their research.The donation that Hope had made was announced during a philanthropic dinner called ‘Breakthrough Philanthropy’. The event was hosted by Peter Thiel and the Thiel Foundation at the Palace of Fine Arts located in San Francisco, CA. Jason Hope was in attendance and Peter Thiel was there as well.
Thiel called Hope’s enthusiasm for the work and his corresponding donation one of the true highlights of the night. Hope also made sure to make his voice known regarding the importance of the work that the SENS Foundation is doing. Hope says, “The advancement of rejuvenation biotechnologies is not only extremely important, but it is the future.” Ultimately, Jason Hope’s donation will help the team at the SENS Foundation to focus on finding preventative measures for addressing diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Arteriosclerosis. Dr. de Grey and CEO Mike Kope know that cures are important, but they also know that it is important to work on finding preventative measures to help offset these horrible diseases from becoming a reality for advanced age people.
If there is a sector that has been receiving massive growth is the music industry. It has in the past one year recorded sales that amount to $17.2 billion. Besides these promising returns, there has been a lady in the leadership role that has proven that even women can perform just as men can. Desiree Perez who has had a top leadership role has made major contributions to Roc.
With the mention of the term Desiree in the music industry, many successful people are surrounding her with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-z. It is through the help of Des that these key artists have been in a position to gain their popularity as well as raise in the field. Among the key roles that Des has been undertaking in the music industry include concert tour management, talent development, music production among others.
In the past 22 years, she has been in the field; Des has made a proof that she got all that it partakes to succeed in the business. This is through the great contributions and achievements she has made particularly helping her clients realize their abilities and even get returns on their investments.
More about Desiree, she has been in the position of the Chief Operating Officer of ROC since 2009. She has been key to the development of major projects that have been previously made by prominent musicians. Among them include her association in the Samsung’s deal with Rihanna where she managed to win $25 million.
The deal acted as a significant life change for Rihanna in the music industry as she has since then been recognized as a tremendous and first-rate performer. As a result, the two have maintained close ties in the industry. Far from Perez leadership roles, she is also a producer with some of her major hits including the “On the Run Tour” released in 2014 and “Change: The Life Particle Effect” produced in 2013.
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Scott Rocklage is a managing partner of 5 AM Ventures. He started with 5 AM Ventures in 2003 as a Venture Partner and later took on the role of managing partner. His 30+ years of experience in healthcare management has been a great asset to his current roles. Scott was responsible for the FDA approval of 3 new U.S. Drugs by the names of Cubicin®, Omniscan™, and Teslascan®. Scott has also helped numerous individuals enter into clinal trials for new and improved medications. Many of which have seen great success as a result.
Scott’s Education and Career Experience Before 5 AM Ventures
Before taking on his responsibilities at 5 AM Ventures Scott was the Chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, the Board Chairman of Relypsa and Novira as well as the President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar. Scott studied at the University of California, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berkeley. He has received a Bachelors degree and a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Scott is also an inventor who has been solely responsible or partially responsible for over 30 patents and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications to date.
Dedication and Passion That is Unparalleled
Scott’s dedication and passion for the healthcare industry are unparalleled. His dedication can be seen thoroughly through his extensive background as well as schooling. Whatever position Scott holds, you can be sure that he will approach it with full dedication and put forth the effort to ensure that it succeeds to the best of his ability. Learn more: http://www.rennovia.com/team/scott-m-rocklage/
As I read a recent article about the DeVos family I was shocked at the sheer level of philanthropic giving Dick and Betsy DeVos have undertaken over the course of their lifetime. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum it is unlikely you could be any different than myself in being impressed by a level of giving that has seen the married couple provide around $139 million to good causes during their lifetimes. Former AmWay group President Dick DeVos and his newly installed Secretary of Education wife Betsy have provided more than $11 million in 2015 alone as they have continued to provide support for the good causes that reflect their own views on life and their conservative values.
Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy were better known to me as political donors who have played a key role in the 2016 Presidential election cycle, so I was extremely shocked to discover the just over $5 million in support provided to candidates for the Presidency is dwarfed by the more than $11 million the couple recently gave to philanthropic causes. In reading more about Dick DeVos I have been impressed with the way he has explained his philanthropic career comes from the inspiration provided by his father, Richard, who founded the AmWay Group and has also been a dedicated philanthropist; between Richard DeVos, Dick DeVos, and Dick’s three siblings over $104 million was provided for good causes in 2015 alone.
Despite the fact he was born into the impressive family that developed the AmWay Group, Dick DeVos was not given an easy ride through his early life and career, which included Richard DeVos sending his son to a Michigan public school and giving him his first job far below executive level. Dick DeVos eventually arrived at executive level with AmWay in 1986 and went about turning the international sales department into the most important in the company; Dick would eventually become President and CEO of AmWay in 1993 after a short period spent heading the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.
Dick DeVos is keen to point out his philanthropy is not limited to education reform, although this did make up around 26 percent of the overall giving by Dick and Betsy DeVos in 2015 to the tune of just over $3 million; the varied giving of Dick DeVos reflects his world view that includes a major philanthropic effort to increase the knowledge of the arts. The founder of The Windquest Group does not forget his roots in his annual philanthropic giving, which includes donations to many community groups in Michigan along with a major dedication to Dick’s former college, Northwood University.