Eric Paul Lefkofsky is a famous American entrepreneur. Eric was born in Detroit, Michigan in September 1969. He is the founder as well as the CEO of Tempus, a technologically based company which launched an operating system that assists in battling cancer. Tempus is an organization that aids healthcare experts in their delivery of care to cancer patients. The operating system enables the doctors to analyze molecular and clinical data hence making the right decisions based on the patient’s ailment stage.


Eric is also the co-founder and the Chairman of Groupon, a world leading e-commerce marketplace. Eric also assists his wife Liz in running the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a foundation that comes up with initiatives aimed at influencing a high-impact in the community around the world. The Foundation supports Educational as well as scientific organizations. The Foundation mostly focuses on assisting the children, and today it has recorded having helped more than 50 organizations achieve their goals.


Eric is also the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, a leading company and a platform that has earned high recognition by large industries due to its strong predictive analytics. Eric is the co-founder of Mediaocean too, a prominent provider of integrated media procurement technology. Besides, Lefkofsky is the founder and Managing Director of Lightbank, a Chicago-based venture funding in the technology business.


Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan together with his two siblings, Jodi and Steven. He attended Southfield-Lathrup High School where he graduated in 1987. He got admitted to the University of Michigan where he acquired his first degree in 1991. He preceded to the University of Michigan Law School where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Eric had an entrepreneurial mind since university and immediately he graduated, together with a friend, they borrowed money and bought Brandon Apparel. Also, the two partners created Starbelly, an internet company that specialized in the promotion of products. However, they later sold Starbelly to Halo Industries where Eric got appointed as the Chief Operating Officer.


According to Forbes, Eric Lefkofsky serves on the board of directors at Children’s Memorial Hospital based in Chicago. Eric has also been serving on the board of trustees of The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Science and Industry. Additionally, the successful entrepreneur serves as a trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, a performing arts institution based in Chicago. Lefkofsky serves as a board member of World Business Chicago and as a co-chairman of its Technology Council. Lefkosky experienced his ultimate success at InnerWorkings and, since then he started his teaching career at business schools around Chicago and mostly handled technology-related areas. Today, Eric works as a professor at the prestigious University of Chicago School of Business.

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