Eric Lefkofsky is an American businessman born in the year 1969. His entrepreneurial journey began after he graduated Southfield Lathrup High School in the year 1987. He went ahead and joined the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors in the year 1991. He was passionate about education and learning that he receive the juris doctor in the year 1993. In college, he demonstrated a great deal of his ambition for entrepreneurship by selling carpets in the university. In 1993, Eric together with his friend bought a company called the Brandon Apparel.
Eric Lefkofsky ambition did not end there. In 1999, when internet was not as hyped as it is now, he started a company called the Starbelly. The company was mainly focused on promoting products on the internet. He later on started Innerworkings, Echo Global Logistics and MediaBank. Moreover, some more of the companies that he has He has been the chief executive officer and founder include: Groupon, Lightbank and also Uptake. With the experiences, Lefkofsky continued to demonstrate his ambitions and skills.
Currently, Lefkofsky is the cofounder and the chief executive officer at Tempus, Inc. tempus was established with the aim of fighting off cancer and helping cancer patients towards their treatment and restoration of their health back. The company provides the physicians with genomic sequencing services which are crucial for understanding cancer and for coming up with excellent diagnosis and prognosis for their patients.
With the increasing number on cancer patients every day in the world, Lefkofsky realized the need for to bring up an organization that would help physicians in dealing with this deadly disease. Tempus therefore provides medics with information necessary for patients with cancer. It also encourages the sharing of knowledge and information which helps physicians in treating their patients given that they already have adequate information on the disease.
Lefkofsky is also a philanthropist. He, together with his wife Elizabeth established the Lefkofsky Foundation a charity organization in the year 2006. The organization has its focus mainly on children and funds organizations that are keen in supporting scientific and charity. This charity organization is meant to help children and other individuals struggling in different parts of the world.
Additionally, having in the business for a long time, Lefkofsky is passionate about education and the sharing of knowledge from one person to another. He has since taken up a career in teaching business schools, passing his knowledge to students. he has taught at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business where he teaches applied technology. His passion for education has been seen through his book Accelerated Disruption. In the book he teaches how technology plays a major role in business and how entrepreneurs can use it to their advantage.
Lefkofsky is a passionate entrepreneur whose experiences and ambitions continue being seen in all his endeavors.