Eric Lefkofsky is a brilliant entrepreneur and philanthropist who hopes to help humanity as much as possible before leaving this earth. While attending the University of Michigan, he graduated with honors and then went on to University of Michigan Law School and received his Juris Doctor. He began his career as a humble carpet salesmen but soon would go on to do greater things. In 1999, he created the internet company, Starbelly, which specialized in promotional products. He later sold it to Halo Industries in the year 2000. Eric then co-founded InnerWorkings, which offered print procurement services for mid-sized companies. He was on the board of directors for this successful company until 2012 and watched it grow, year after year. Eric On Facebook.
Eventually, Eric Lefkofsky would found Tempus, which is a company on a mission to redefine how genomic data is used in clinical settings. The company has built an operating system to battle cancer, and Eric’s goal, as well as the company’s, is that every single patient will benefit from the treatment of other patients who came before. This will happen because of the tools that Tempus is providing to physicians that will help them to learn as more data is gathered. Basically, the bigger the database of cancer patients from the past, the more that physicians in this day and age can provide real solutions for people who suffer from cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky’s philanthropy is widely known, and he supports educational causes, fundamental human rights, medical foundations and causes, and the arts and culture. Among the many organizations that have benefited from his charitable side are the AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), After School Matters, the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, the Human Rights Watch, Medical Missions for Children, The Representation Project, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, and so many more. The world is a much better place thanks to Eric Lefkofksy.
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