Tempus, a company created by Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky, recently announced a partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine. Aiming to stop cancer once and for all, this partnership is focusing on using new technologies to create personalized treatments for cancer patients. Using molecular sequencing and other forms of analysis, Tempus will actually be able to find the perfect mix of cancer-fighting methods for each individual patient’s genetic makeup. This brand-new technology is creating quite a stir in the medical world, and Eric Lefkofsky is used to it.Eric Lefkofsky has had quite the entrepreneurial streak.
He has been either the founder or co-founder of several different companies, including Tempus, Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and Innerworkings. These companies all span a wide range of industries, from shipping and logistics to creating new and disruptive technologies. Lightbank is even a venture capital firm that invests in new technologies.Lefkofsky is also very involved in philanthropy. In 2006, he helped establish the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with his wife. This Foundation, which focuses on private and charitable causes, aims to promote high-impact initiatives that focus on small communities around the Chicago area. So far, the Foundation has funded more than 50 different charitable and non-profit organizations.
Eric Lefkofsky also has several trusteeships, including the Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and World Business Chicago.Eric Lefkofsky has truly lived up to his potential so far. He has even been teaching everything that he knows a the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago. He also wrote a book called Accelerated Disruption, focusing on the impact of disruptive technologies. Eric Lefkofsky has certainly been a disruption in our world for the better.