The Ventures and Contributions of Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur best known for being CEO and co-founder of Tempus. Eric joined the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors in 1991. He followed it up with a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School in 1993. Selling of carpets was the first ever business that Eric involved himself in, while still in college. In 2016, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus.Tempus is a health technology company. Tempus has engineered a system to provide medical data in real-time to physicians to offer the best possible care. With the genomic sequencing offered by Tempus, it plays a vital role in care for cancer patients. It is an operating system built to fight cancer.

With his name behind five successful technology startups, Eric has a great understanding of the business sector. It is why he went on to author a book called Accelerated Disruption. The book focuses on business development and offers critical concepts that would be invaluable to any startup founder. The key concepts mentioned in the book range from capital strategy development to startup promotion.Eric is also a philanthropist. He and his wife Elizabeth started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The aim of this initiative is to enhance the quality of human life through steering high impact programs. Some of these high impact programs are medical research, innovation, and provision of quality education. Eric and Elizabeth’s philanthropy also extends to The Giving Pledge.

This is a campaign encouraging the rich to give a large part of their wealth to philanthropic causes.Regarding serving community interests, Eric is a member of the Children’s Memorial Hospital board of directors. He also holds similar positions at The Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. In 2008, he was part of the committee working towards bringing the Summer Olympics to Chicago in 2016.Teaching is also on Eric Lefkofsky’s long CV. He has taught at the Northwestern University as well as DePaul University. Here, he specialized in teaching Applied Technology. He is currently teaching entrepreneurship at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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