Technology entrepreneur Jason Hope has two major passions these days in addition to his numerous successful investments: the Internet of Things and the SENS Foundation.
Purposely making time to be a highly-regarded writer and commentator on the latest technology trends, Jason recently wrote about his views on the Internet of Things. He called it the greatest wave of advancement to hit the tech industry and expects it to become the single major advancement in the tech industry for many years to come and be the biggest investment taken on by many of the largest corporations in the world.
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The technology allows various daily-life devices to connect with each other. Electronic devices have the ability to connect using the same network and shared data to increase the operation and efficiency of such things as cars, kitchen appliances, coffee makers, turning lights on and off, and so much more. Hope predicts that this smart technology will create a world in which conceivable devices are able to connect with each other to provide many conveniences. It will also add to public safety improvements and maintenance as well as safer mapping of public transportation with less use of and accidents by private vehicles and provide faster emergency responses.
After being able years ago to pledge a $500,000 donation to the SENS Foundation, Jason Hope continues to be very involved with the California-based non-profit public research and outreach organization that develops and promotes access to rejuvenation and regenerative biotechnologies and also addresses age-related diseases. The expectation is to reshape the healthcare, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries as they exist today.
Dick DeVos is one of the most successful Michigan entrepreneurs, businessman and philanthropist. He is Richard DeVos’ son, one of the co- founder of Amway Corporation. He was listed as 67th richest man in the world in the year 2012, having a net worth of about $ 5.1 million. He took over the leadership of Amway, but left to start his own company, The Windquest Group. Like other men who have amassed a lot of wealth, DeVos is very passionate about helping societies. The foundation contributes and supports various charities including;
Dick DeVos is very passionate about education and believes that people should have equal opportunities at an education. For this reason, they contribute to the country’s education in the following ways;
West Michigan Aviation Academy
This is the first aviation charter school in the nation. The school was founded with an aim of giving an opportunity for every student with a passion for aviation, regardless of their background to attend the school.
With the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation, DeVos, collaborates with Thunderbird School of Global management. He offers scholarships to students entering the school to pursue Masters in Arts, Science and Business Administration. They also collaborate with Northwood University to offer scholarships for students pursuing BBA and MBA.
DeVos is highly involved in the politics of this nation. At one point, he even ran for Governor of Michigan. DeVos invests in training future leaders.
Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation is known to have made the biggest donation in the history of Kennedy Center Institute of Arts Management. They contributes a whopping $ 22.5 million which went to training of arts managers in all fields of arts all over the world. This saw the center renamed to DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
DeVos’ passion for the environment has seen his foundation make contributions towards research on the source of pollution in Lake Macatawa. This is in bid to make Michigan a better place to live in.