With a passion for technology, Jason Hope has built himself a successful business portfolio. This was right after he obtained his MBA from Arizona State University. Prior to this, the entrepreneur had obtained an undergraduate degree in Finance. With these qualifications, Hope confesses that it only felt right to start his own businesses. The philanthropist gives his take on his business life so far.
What are the things that inspired him?
Before starting the business, Hope found inspiration in mobile communication technology. This was because the field reached many people, and also had many benefits. To him, this was the best avenue for change. As much as it isn’t new, mobile technology offers a lot of room for improvement. He states that it helped him nurture his future in medical research through technology.
How does he make money?
The philanthropist indicates that his portfolio of technology companies earn him his fortune. His first company was called Jawa, and was a mobile communications company. With Jawa, Hope went on to form multiple partnerships with interested technology companies, with Jawa being the parent company. Currently, his investments provide services such as Search Engine Optimization, and Interactive software. It is from these that he makes his living.
What marketing strategies does Hope use to generate new business?
Excluding referrals, social media is what generates new business for Hope. According to him, the social media marketing platform has been tried and found to be a good way to market. What makes it even better is that, it is readily available. Hope states that, the only reason he prefers social media is because he believes in marketing platforms that keep people connected. This way, not only does one generate new business, but also generates business connections.
Which tough decision has he had to make recently?
Hope found retreating and reevaluating his path difficult. Of late, he has been writing blogs for tech companies. He uses this as a platform to share his thoughts and theories with the general public. The reason he does this is because he wants people to know about what technology has in store for them. This way, he will be able to make big changes. The futurist then points out that scaling back in the last few months, just to find time to write, has not been an easy decision.