Their are perhaps a handful of individuals in the business world who take an active interest in the health and well-being of others. Although Eric Lefkofsky is best known as the founder of Groupon, he has actually been actively engaged in creating a company to help fight cancer. As a start-up company based in Chicago, Tempus was created to uncover more data related to curing cancer. This company recently partnered with the University of Chicago Medicine in order to better facilitate the specialists treating this disease. This partnership will allow for the transfer of information as it relates to molecular sequencing and analysis.
A Drive to Succeed
Although Mr. Lefkofsky’s Internet-based company Groupon has become a well known name in many households, this business entrepreneur is actually the co-founder of many other companies including a venture capital firm called Lightbank. His extraordinary ability to multitask in the world of business comes as no surprise to those who new him in his early days. Eric Lefkofsky graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and went on to attend the University’s division of Law School, from which he obtained his Juris Doctor.
As a young student at Michigan’s University he started selling carpet as a way to make money. When he graduated from law school he teamed up with a fellow student so they could open their own clothing company in Wisconsin. From that point on, Eric Lefkofsky became a leader in the world of business, which led him to eventually became the founder of the multiple companies he has today. Mr. Lefkofsky is also on the board of directors for the Lurie Children’s Hospital and Chicago’s Museum of Art. He is a trustee for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and serves as a co-chairman on the Technology Council for the World Business Group in Chicago.