Entrepreneur, Influential Tech Figure, and Philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is an influential tech figure and entrepreneur. In 2015, he co-founded a technology startup known as Tempus, which aims at establishing infrastructure for cancer treatment advancement. Since its launch, Tempus has grown to become a successful company. It has even made it to the top ten tech startups in Chicago sharing its ranking with notable companies such as Outcome Health, SMS Assist, Avant, IRI, Raise, Relativity, SpringCM, Analyte Health, and Signal.

More about Tempus and Eric Lefkofsky

Recently, Tempus designed a unique software platform that analyzes clinical and molecular data. The startup is closely working with hospital systems including the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern, and the University of Michigan. According to Eric, these collaborations make Tempus unique and improve its chances of finding solutions. Through its collaboration with academic institutions and hospitals, the company hopes to gather large amounts of data. Tempus offers twofold services; from its River North headquarters laboratory, it provides gene-sequencing tests to patients and offers software-based solutions to physicians to enable patient genetic profile comparison with other cancer patients’ database. This makes accessing clinical trials easier for doctors. Moreover, doctors can determine the most effective treatments more easily.

Besides being a co-founder of Tempus, Eric is a partner at Lightbank, Uptake Technologies, Groupon, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. All these companies are successful and hold key positions in their industries. Eric is also a philanthropist. In 2006, he began the Lefkofsky Foundation with the help of his wife. The foundation is dedicated to advancing high-impact projects in medicine, culture, fundamental human rights, art, and education. All this is geared towards enhancing the lives of the served communities. Eric and his wife are also active members of a philanthropy group known as The Giving Pledge. Mr. Lefkofsky’s desire to help others has earned him important positions on board of trustees of several organizations and hospitals in Chicago including Chicago Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, and the Institute of Art Chicago.

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