Eric Lefkofsky is about as busy as anyone gets. With an ever-growing portfolio of interests, both business-wise and altruistic, he is always on the go.The Co-founder and CEO of Tempus, Lefkofsky uses disruptive technologies and big data analysis from clinical patient care to grow the knowledge of healthcare workers to provide continuously improving solutions for better health. Tempus is a highly technological and robotic laboratory providing big data genomic data for use in clinical application and patient care. It has a current capacity of over 50,000 patients annually. At Tempus, along with other solutions being researched and provided to the healthcare industry, genomic sequencing is performed, often completed within two weeks of receiving patient samples.Find him on Facebook: Click here .
But that’s only one of Lefkofsky’s ventures. He’s perhaps best known for having founded the globally popular e-commerce marketplace, Groupon. Another disruptive platform, Groupon changed the way many people shopped online, finding deals based on bulk sale discounts. And yet, this NASDAQ company is still only scratching the surface. Also included in Lefkofsky’s portfolio is Lightbank, a venture fund investing in disruptive technology businesses; Update Technologies, a leading predictive analytics company; Mediaocean, a provider of integrated media procurement technology; and Echo Global Logistics, also a NASDAQ company using advanced technology for transportation and logistics.
In addition to multiple business ventures in high technology, Eric Lefkofsky is also busy with non-profit organizations working to improve the lives and their communities. These include the The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. Lefkofsky is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. But most notably has been his work with his wife at the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. He is also a professor at the University of Chicago.In all this, Eric Lefkofsky is a constant seeker of disruptive technologies. He is always looking for and challenging others to find ways to change the rules and break the mold. His book Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation teaches what he exemplifies each day, innovation and remaining in motion. There’s no rest for the great innovators. Eric Lefkofsky continues to push forward and prove that to be true.