February 7 2017

Eric Lefkofsky: Revolutionizing Science

Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose contribution to science and society has transformed numerous lives. Founder of Tempus, Eric has dabbled in professions and has been the driving force behind various companies.


Born in Detroit, Michigan, Eric was the CEO of one of the world’s largest e-commerce market Groupon before he moved onto his newest venture Tempus. Tempus.com was designed to help many lives all over the world. Tempus is an organization that enables physicians and surgeons to receive faster and more accurate results when treating patients who have cancer. This revolutionary technology has helped doctors all over the world understand a patient’s cancer better so as to be able to give them a more personalized treatment plan. Read more: http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2016/07/22/eric-lefkofskys-next-move-curing-cancer-at-tempus/


Through the span of his career, he has headed numerous organizations and led many teams in large corporations. He is the founder of various ventures such as Lightbank, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean and Echo Global Logistics.


Along with his wife, Eric established a philanthropic organization called the Lefkofsky Foundation. Through this organization, Eric has been able to provide support to organizations who are working towards the betterment of society. The organizations which the foundation supports range from supporting educational institutions to organizations for the development of art and culture. In addition to that, the Lefkofsky Foundation aims to help with the development of science and technology. Being in the field of technology for as long as he has, Eric has an immense amount of knowledge about technology and aims to support institutions that are working towards the research of medicine and information security. Click related site: http://www.builtinchicago.org/2016/09/29/tech-roundup


The foundation also collaborates with numerous organizations that reach out to people whose human rights are being violated. Eric, through the organization, aims to benefit society in whatever way he can.


Lefkofsky is currently on the board of directors for numerous organizations such as The Museum of Science and the Steppenwolf Theater Company. He is a trustee of the Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also shares his knowledge with individuals who are planning to get into the fields of science and entrepreneurship by teaching at the University of Chicago.


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