Eric Lefkofsky was born in 1969 In Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan he went on to attend law school. After graduation he and a college friend started an apparel company called Brandon Apparel. This company was the beginning of Eric’s career in the business sector.
In the late 90’s Eric co-founded a company called Starbelly, which was a company that offered promotional products. In 2000 Starbelly was sold to Halo. Eric later moved on and in 2001 he co-founded another company called Innerworkings, which was involved in providing companies with procurement services.
The entrepreneurial businessman went on to help start several more companies throughout the years, including Media Ocean, and Echo. He eventually created one that would financially put him on the map as one of the most successful businessman of his kind. Eric co-founded a company called ThePoint.com, which later changed its name to Groupon. Due to the company’s impressive growth Eric Lefkofsky became financially at the top of his career. He went on to create another company called Uptake, and still remains the Chairman of Groupon.
Even though the successful businessman could have easily retired at a young age at this point in his life he went on to start another business called Tempus, in which he is currently the CEO. Tempus could possibly be the best and most meaningful business Eric as created to date. Tempus is a technology company that allows physicians the data needed to understand their cancer patient’s needs and to deliver real time care.
Tempus is a company that is involved in genomic sequencing services and provides therapeutic data to the medical staff that is caring for cancer patients. It is a company that has a lot of potential to change the way physicians make decisions about their patient’s care. Hospitals have teamed up with Tempus to help improve the life of cancer patients.
Eric Lefkofsky believes in giving back and sharing his good fortunes. That is one of the reasons why Lefkofsky Foundation was created. The foundation is all about helping children in their time of need.
The businessman also spends some of his time as adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. He teaches all he knows about business and following what you believe in. He has been known to provide lectures throughout the country when requested. He is also an author of Accelerated Disruption, a book about business and technology.
The former carpet salesman started out with an average life never expecting to achieve the accomplishments he has achieved. It took hard work and determination to make his dreams come true. Eric Lefkofsky has proven to be a businessman that others pay attention to and learn from in their own businesses. He is a man that knows hard work and believing in your business is what it takes.