Eric Lefkofsky, the founder of Groupon, is also the owner of a startup called Tempus that is in the fight against cancer. Tempus has the purpose of giving the doctors of the University of Chicago the data that would enable them to treat their breast cancer patients even better. Eric Lefkofsky created Tempus – a technology company that has developed and established an operating system in order to join the fight against cancer. In fact, Lefkofsky has several successful startups such as Lightbank, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings. He is the CEO of most of the companies he founded or co-founded.
Eric Lefkofsky also has a long history of philanthropy work. In 2002 the Lefkofsky Family Foundation came to be. It is a charitable foundation meant to give back to the Chicago community. Eric Lefkofsky founded the organization together with his wife, Liz. Lefkofsky is also a member of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where he serves as a Trustee. He is also a Trustee of The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago as well as of The Art Institute of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky is also a professor at the UChicago and a book author. He wrote Accelerated Disruption. Eric Lefkofsky studied at the University of Michigan. There, he earned his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School.
The partnership between Tempus and the University of Chicago – College of Medicine is a highly promising one. Tempus has taken the responsibility of doing the proper analysis to create personalized plans for patients‘ treatments. Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade of the University of Chicago recently spoke in an interview about the breast cancer disease. He talked about how little data there is on the illness although it’s one of the most common forms of cancer. Through the joint forces of Tempus and his fellow colleagues, however, they will be doing their best to gather as much information as possible to improve the way patients with breast cancer are treated. They are helpful that they will be able to make the difference that such patients need in their lives.