Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who was born in 1969 in Detroit, MI, USA. He is a co-founder and CEO of Tempus. Tempus is an organization that helps doctors and other health experts in delivering quality services to cancer patients. It does so by analyzing clinical and molecular information to assist physicians in making data-driven decisions. The company ensures that doctors have a better understanding of each patient’s condition before rushing into giving them treatments.
Eric Lefkofsky spent his early years in Southfield Michigan. He attended his high school education in South field Lathrup high school where he graduated in 1987. He later joined the University of Michigan and graduated with honors in 1991. He continued his studies at University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Lefkofsky together with his wife formed the Lefkofsky Foundation, which is a charitable trust meant for supporting scientific, educational and charitable organizations. This organization has helped in funding about 50 organizations, and it mostly focuses on children. This group was formed in 2006. He then joined The Giving Pledge in 2013.
He is on the board of directors at the Chicago-based Children’s Memorial Hospital and The Museum of Science and Industry, and he is a trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is also the co-chairman and a board member of World Business Chicago. These organizations help in making the community better. He was also on the committee that assisted in bringing the Summer Olympics to Chicago in 2008.
Eric is the author of the book ‘Accelerated Disruption’. This book explains the process of innovation. It talks about understanding the real speed of change, the steps to follow when starting up innovation, and how disruptive businesses are formed. He once was a teacher in several business schools in Chicago, and he is currently a Professor at the University of Chicago dealing with business-based courses.
He is also the co-founder of Groupon, originally The Point.com, which is an online-based marketplace. The company helps to increase the local consumers’ buying power and helps in promoting local businesses since it connects subscribers with local merchants. It specializes in market research for goods. This marketplace started in Chicago, but it then spread to over 150 countries.
Eric has co-founded more organizations, which include; the Echo Global Logistics; Media Bank, which is a media-buying technology group; and Lightbank, whose aim is to develop other companies. After his university education, Eric Lefkosky has featured in many entrepreneurial activities most of which were based on his business acumen. He evolved from a carpet seller, in the early 1990s to a certified co-founder of a multi-million dollar company, Tempus, which specializes in providing cancer care to patients.