Eric Lefkofsky’s Business Endevours

University of Chicago Medicine, like many others, have joined with Tempus in order to better fight breast cancer using molecular data. Breast cancer is amongst one of the most popular cancers yet researchers and doctors have such little reliable date to turn to when it comes time for a treatment plan. Tempus will be providing UChicago with molecular date collect from approx. 1,000 different breast cancer cases.

CEO and founder of health care research business Tempus Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan. But Eric came down a long road of failures before being able to pride himself in his now wildly successfully companies. Eric Lefkofsky’s first business adventure began in college in which Eric and a friend sold carpet which failed. Right out of college in 1994 Eric invested in Brandon Apparel which also crashed and burned. Bound, determined and business minded just a few short year later Eric started an on-line business selling t-shirts and coffee mugs online known as Starbelly.com. Ten short months after Starbelly.com’s start up Eric sold the company to a much more experienced company for $2.4 million. Eric joined his buyer in business but sadly the company ended in bankruptcy.

Such a seemingly long road for an individual who’s now large successes not only have brought him wealth (an estimates net worth of $1.77 billion) but such promising future in the way of technology. Lefkofskys’s first notable success was Groupon but has also founded Lightbank an investment company specializing in disruptive technology. But incase that wasn’t enough Eric also is co-founder and chairman of Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, and Uptake. The list doesn’t stop there either, Eric and his wife have also started a charitable foundation and Eric serves as a trustee for several other foundations; such as Laurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago just to name a few and more information click here.