Jason Hope is well known for internet entrepreneurship. In addition, the millionaire businessman is an investor and inventor. He is a philanthropists and futurist. He currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and is passionate about the internet, technology and helping those in need. He grew up in Tempe, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University and earned a degree in finance. He went onto business school to get his master’s degree. He has an interest in politics, business, finance and rejuvenation biotechnology. Read more about Jason Hope at ideamensch.com
Jason Hope has a passion for technology has spilled over to medicine. He loves how modern discoveries have led to how medically people can recover from certain disease. He is so passionate about the introduction of technology to medicine he regularly funds research. Particularly, he is most interested in research that studies ways the body can be repaired due to illnesses. He works with foundations and researchers to fight issues and illnesses that are age related.
The entrepreneur has been funding the SENS Foundation since 2010. The non profit foundation began in 2009 to combat illnesses people experience due to aging. They address some of the world’s most common disease due to old age. They have a team of hard working experts who are trying to create ways to help people fight off certain illnesses. So many diseases plague the elderly. With the money from people like Jason Hope, SENS Foundation will be able to continue their studies.
The entrepreneur initially deposited half a million dollars into the SENS Foundation. With that much money, the foundation was able to open a laboratory. The laboratory will be the place of work for this team of dedicated researchers. In this laboratory, they will work to study and develop process that can reverse damage done to the body from old age. The entrepreneur was eager to know his donation and support made it possible for the foundation to open another laboratory. Ultimately, Jason Hope wants to see this foundation do amazing things. He has pledged his heart, time, commitment and money to making sure their efforts flourish and flourish quickly to help millions.
CVC is a tour operator that was established in 1972 by Guilherme Paulus. When he started out he was the only person working for this company. Today it operates in 465 Brazilian cities. While he still has partial ownership of this privately held company he sold his majority share in it to the Carlyle Group about ten years ago. It is now named CVC Corporation and it is the largest tour operator in South America, largely due to his efforts.
Guilherme Paulus also established a hospitality and construction business in the 1990s. The parent company he formed is called GJP Group and its two subsidiaries are GJP Hotels & Resorts and GJP Construction Inc. The hospitality company has 14 hotels and resorts in Brazil including in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Gramado, Foz do Iguacu, and Paragominas. This business employees over 1,300 people and is made up of three brands. These are Wish (5-star hotels), Prodigy (4-star hotels), and Linx (3-star hotels). Find out more about Paulus at Exame.
As for the future of CVC, Guilherme Paulus says that he and Carlyle Group are hard at work expanding its operations. They are planning to 500 new storefronts and are also experimenting with other ways of getting customers, such as placing kiosks inside of malls. He says that he wants to open the first 120 stores in 2018 and the rest will be opened over the next five years.
Being a businessman who tries new things, Guilherme Paulus says that he has made some mistakes over the years. He feels that his biggest one was an agreement that his president of the company at the time signed with the French government. This was in the early 2000s and the idea was to increase the number of visas so more people could travel from France to Brazil where they would tour with CVC. They opened a CVC store in Paris but the tour costs proved to be prohibitively expensive. The other problem was that they just put CVC on the sign so people didn’t realize that it was a tour operator. He also regrets having Brazilians work at this store rather than French citizens.