Aside from being a businessman in Arizona, entrepreneur Jason Hope is also a philanthropist. His favorite organization to support is the SENS Foundation located in California. Why? Jason highly regards the research that the foundation performs in the process of aging; the research focuses on living life longer with better quality. For instance, diseases affect what happens to our bodies, causing the body to age quickly. Medications are out there, but of course, one must have the disease first. SENS looks at ways to halt diseases from starting. For any non-profits to find answers, they rely heavily on raising funds.
Just recently this month, Jason published an article on the Philanthropy section of his website. He describes an interesting model for funding that is changing the face of how organizations collect funds. Fundraising tends to look for those with deep pockets to provide significant capital. Jason states that 75 percent of these donations are gifts that reach in excess of $1 million. While that seems astounding and out-of-reach for the everyday person, Jason Hope believes that this information should be encouraging. One non-profit charity foundation took a step toward this encouragement.
The model that can make anyone feel inspired to contribute is the one created by The Methuselah Foundation, or MFoundation, which also conducts research with the SENS Foundation. Instead of relying on the donations of the individual, The 300 Pledge campaign looks to a larger group. The pledge asks that 300 people dedicate $1,000 a year for 25 years for research, which winds up being just under $3 a day. Jason Hope also supports his local Scottsdale community by funding grants for students and entrepreneurs looking to break into the biotechnology field.
Jason’s Relationship With The SENS Foundation
As previously mentioned, Jason admires the work of the SENS Foundation. He truly believes that the research conducted in correcting the aging process is a redefining and reshaping advantage within the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. He is so proud of their work that in 2010, he made a generous gift of $500,000. The CSO of the SENS Foundation, Aubrey de Grey, revealed that Jason’s gracious donation would assist in fighting arteriosclerosis, which can lead to other serious medical issues.
May we all find it within ourselves to support worthy causes. Many great organizations exist. If you have no clue where to start, take up Jason’s advice right here.
Image recognition tech is an emerging type of technology that seeks to identify people, places, logos, buildings, objects and anything else that consumers or business might find of value. It is becoming popular on tablets and smartphones, because they are equipped with cameras. Mobile companies have been pushing the technology for awhile now, but it has recently begun making huge strides. The first run of the tech on phones and tablets was mostly industrial technology, and the tech is now being applied to consumer applications. Landmarks, logos, labels on beverages, cars, product labels and book covers can be identified by a phone’s application that accesses image software for product recognition in the cloud. The technology can now turn a photo of a product, person or place into a link to something else online such as videos, other pictures, services, or online shopping stores. Image recognition technology can also be used to start searches. Companies like Google and Amazon have been investing heavily in the technology, while companies like Slyce have revolutionized the way people are shopping online.
Image Recognition Technology And Retailers
The capability to visually search for products is going to make a gigantic impact on retailers and consumers very soon, especially in retail. It is a very appealing idea to consumers to be able to take a picture of something that they like out in public and be directed immediately to where they can buy it. A person out at a restaurant or bar can see something nice or appealing like shoes or a coat, take a picture and be matched with outlets that can show them the lowest price to purchase the product or similar products. There are several applications available on phones and tablets offering the service, and there are several tech companies that are trying to pair up with retailers. Unfortunately, most of the results are mixed, and it has been a luck of the draw to find anything that works well. One company is getting it right, and that’s the good news.
Slyce’s Image Recognition Technology
The informational technology company known as Slyce has been one of the visual search tech companies to get this right. The company was founded in 2012, and the technology was announced and took flight in early 2013. Slyce doesn’t have a mobile application for consumers, but it does pair up with retailers. The reason Slyce pairs up with retailers is to offer them the cutting edge technology without having to spend a ton of money on marketing and advertising to consumers. The strategy has been working for Slyce, and their technology is working even better for retailers. Slyce is set to take over the image recognition field with their superior product by going straight to retailers.