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Business and Change – The influence of Eric Lefkofsky September 10, 2017

Eric Lefkofsky is described by most as an entrepreneur and philanthropist and has a fascinating life story that has led him to where he is today. Born in 1969 he was one of three children in the household. After he finished high school he pursued law at the University of Michigan and eventually completed his program, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1993 and learnĀ  more about Eric.

After completing school Lefkofsky began his journey through into the entrepreneurial world along side a friend from college who together purchased an apparel company. Over the next several years Lefkofsky would be a part of several other businesses and eventually would come to co-found his current focus, Tempus. Lefkofsky currently serves as the CEO for Tempus.

Tempus broadly speaking is a technology company, and specifically, focuses on aiding doctors in combating cancer. They do this by supplying physicians with a transcription of genomes and in combination with their research data can produce personalized results for patients on an individual basis that could potentially help with their treatment.

Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavors, Lefkofsky has also made his mark in the world of philanthropy. In 2006 along side his wife, Lefkofsky created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The foundation is a private foundation with the purpose of providing quality education to youth, protecting basic human rights and helping to pilot new medical research. In addition to creating the foundation, Lefkofsky is a current member of The Giving Pledge, a charitable organization which focuses on promoting the wealthiest members of the planet to give away a large portion of their wealth to aid in charity work.

Today Lefkofsky spends most of his time in Chicago where he is very involved in the community. He is on the board of directors for The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry and the Children’s Memorial Hospital. He also lectures at career business schools in the area about entrepreneurship and technology-based business and more information click here.

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