Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO and CO-founder of the technology company Tempus. This company has created an operating system that is built to fight cancer. Having donated millions of dollars towards cancer research he is notably passionate about curing cancer. He is also the co-founder and chairman of the global e-commerce marketplace Groupon. Graduated from the University of Michigan and receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
Working quietly through Lightbank, Tempus has been “building the infrastructure to modernize cancer treatment”. Lefkofsky’s amount of day-to-day participation with Tempus is unknown at this moment, having not responded to emails. Tempus is building the largest operating system worldwide to help cure cancer. They are providing physicians the tools needed to personalize cancer treatment for the individual patient through an “interactive analytical machine learning platform”. These tools are able to learn and grow as more data is obtained. They are collecting allotted amounts of data from each patient to make the treatment for every new coming patient easier and easier. Tempus has assembled one of the most advanced teams of physicians today. Bizjournals.com has more of this.
Lefkofsky is also the author of the business development book Accelerated Disruption. This is a sure guide on how to leverage a smart idea to quickly grow into the successful business it can one day be. Lefkofsky focuses a great length on the businesses he has built and how they have brought something different and unique to the market today. The chapters within will take you through the process to create a successful disruptive business. Following Lefkofsky’s social media we can see he is actively working to find new technology and new ways to treat patients in the modern day. He blogs about how today’s technology has created so many scientific breakthroughs within healthcare. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the most well known Entrepreneurs in Chicago, having also founded Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Uptake– the startup led by CO-founder of Groupon Brad Keywell. More at www.insidephilanthropy.com/guide-to-individual-donors/eric-lefkofsky.html
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