Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur born on September 2, 1969. He is the founder of several well-known companies, such as Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, Uptake, and Tempus. Eric was raised in Southfield, Michigan. Graduating with honors from the University of Michigan, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan Law School.Lefkofsky is the founder and CEO of Tempus, a startup research company dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. Tempus works out of Lightbank, which is a company also founded by Eric Lefkofsky. They assist doctors with treatment decisions by “analyzing a patient’s genetic code in the context of molecular therapies”. They strive to help doctors have a better understanding of each patient’s individual case.
Currently, Tempus works with patients diagnosed with breast, pancreatic and lung cancers, but plans to expand its research to include more types of cancer. They are dedicated to helping doctors plan a better method of treatment for each patient.Eric Lefkofsky is the author of a book titled Accelerated Disruption. The book states that “Accelerated Disruption is business development moving at the speed of the next technological advancement.” It stresses how technology will thrive and affect businesses in coming years. Some of the concepts that the book addresses, according to the official website, are as follows:
* Choosing the right industries to innovate
* Understanding the concept of pain in an industry
* Getting the best out of your people through smart automation
Throughout the book, it is discussed how disruptive businesses are formed. It teaches up and coming entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality.
In 2006, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation was formed by Eric and his wife. They strive to enhance the quality of life for communities by providing quality education, medical research and more. The foundation funds mostly in Chicago, and they also support some popular organizations. Many Chicago nonprofit organizations have gotten involved.