Eric Lefkofsky is considered to be one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs. The teacher, writer, philanthropist and business man created a variety of successful companies which we all know and love. Dedicated to giving, Eric leads many successful charities and organizations as well.
Eric grew up in a suburban community located in northern Michigan. Son of a school teacher and engineer, Lefkofsky pursued law as an education. He graduated with honors from the well respected University of Michigan. After graduating, Lefkofsky then pursued a higher education in the same state. He completed his studies at The University of Michigan Law School. It was here he managed to secure his Juris Doctor.
The cofounder and CEO of Tempus, Eric and his company are working tirelessly to bettering lives of cancer patients. Tempus is commonly known for their cancer battling technologies. This innovative company allows doctors the opportunity most are denied. Physicians are given personalized cancer care treatment opportunity through analytical and machine learning platforms.
Tempus provides genomic sequencing service. They also provide molecular analyzing and therapeutic data allowing doctors to make the most accurate decisions. These decisions are based on real time data.
Eric Lefkofsky is also the cofounder of Lightbank. This financial organization specializes in investments. Lightbank offers various venture capitalist investment opportunities. The most known companies Lightbank invest in are Groupon, Mediaocean and InnerWorkings. Although the headquarters is located in Chicago, Loghtbank has made investments with companies across the nation.
Eric is also known for his professional teaching career. He has worked alongside many prestigious schools in the Midwest region. Eric teaches a wide range of courses providing insight on his professional and educational background.
Eric has taught Applied Technology at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He has also taught a course on Disruptive Business Models at Northwestern University. At Chicago Booth School of Business, Eric teaches a course on entrepreneurship and web based businesses.
The cofounder of Groupon is much more than a business man. With a passion for helping the community, Eric has since joined the Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge is a campaign created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage wealthy people to contribute their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Eric Lefkofsky also created a charitable trust. Content on helping others, Eric started the Lefkofsky foundation in 2006. The foundation supports science and children foundations. The Lefkofsky Foundation has collectively help fund over fifty total organizations.