Tempus, founded by Eric Lefkofsky is a cancer-fighting startup. Eric established the organization after his wife, Liz, was diagnosed with breast cancer and as a result, Eric sought more information on his wife’s condition. Tempus has offered to provide data to the doctors of UChicago to enhance treatment of breast cancer. The data provided by Tempus will make experts to be better informed, enabling them to establish personalized treatment plans for the patients. This way, treatment will be more effective.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Career Background
Mr. Lefkofsky kick-started his career when he was a freshman at the University of Michigan by selling carpets. Lefkoskys and Bradley Keywell, his business partner, borrowed money after Law school in 1994 to purchase Brandon Apparel. However the company failed, but it did not stop them from forming Starbelly, another Internet company in 1999. Starbelly was sold for 240 million dollars, and Groupon was created becoming the most successful technology company. Lefkosky also co-chairs with Liz at the Lefkofsky Family Foundation to advance initiatives of high impact and improve the lives of cancer patients in the community. Eric is also Accelerated Disruption’s author and a professor at the University of Chicago. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Click here to know more.
Eric Lefkofsky’s Recognitions and Awards
Mr. Lefkofsky is listed among the billionaire’s list on Forbes. He could have easily spent his remaining life coasting on Groupon’ success but opted to move to the health care sector. Eric aimed at taking the treatment of cancer to the next level with the aid of modern technology. According to Eric Lefkofsky, there are approximately six hundred thousand cancer deaths per year due to lack of additional information that can change the decisions of treatment. He, therefore, puts much effort to ensure that appropriate data is used in improving treatment of breast cancer.