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Eric Lefkofsky: Redefining Entrepreneurship

Known globally for his entrepreneurial efforts, American philanthropist and businessman, Eric Lefkofsky has helped redefine the title of entrepreneur. From his humble beginnings as a carpet salesman, Eric has since risen above foreseeable expectations and helped propel himself and his companies into massive success.

The Southfield, Michigan native attended the University of Michigan where he excelled in scholastics. After graduating with honors, Eric extended his education and attended law school.

The businessman began his entrepreneurial ventures in the early 1990s. Investing, purchasing and creating a host of businesses and capitalizing on an abundance of opportunities available, Eric soon became a globally recognized figure.

In 2015 Eric became a cofounder of Tempus. The biotechnology company is responsible for collecting, analyzing and recording a series molecular and clinical data. The company also aimed to produce procesion medicine. With its headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois, Tempus impact has managed to reach a nationwide impact.

The company now collaborates with a host of medically based companies, organizations and facilities throughout the country. Amongst the many collaborators of Tempus, University of Chicago Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern’s Lurie Cancer Center, University of Michigan and Cleveland Clinic remain some of the most notable associates of the company.

Since it’s creation in 2015, the company has been valued at over 700 million dollars in total. The company announced a 130 million dollar raise in 2017 alone.

Along with his many prosperous business ventures, Eric has also had success in his philanthropic efforts as well. Accompanied with his wife Elizabeth, Eric launched the Lefkofsky Foundation in early 2006. The charitable trust was created with the intentions of supporting a variety of charitable, scientific and educational organizations worldwide. The Lefkofsky Foundation aims predominantly to children around the globe. Since its creation, the foundation has helped more than 50 organizations collectively.

With a vast history in business, Eric is now a professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His foundation remains a helpful tool in supporting charities and his co-founded company, Tempus is still thriving.