Eric Lefkofksy is an American tech entrepreneur who has focused on improving his community for many years. He is the author of Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation, which covers how technology allows people to build companies that disrupt their industries much easier than in the past. In his book, he posits that it is those companies who understand the rapid changes in technology who will thrive. He has been able to do just this with more than one of the companies he has been involved with and continues to do so today through Tempus.
Eric Lefkofksy co-founded Tempus in 2015, which is a tech company that has created the planet’s largest database of molecular and clinical data related to cancer. The operating system that Tempus created, with the help of Lefkofsky, will work to help physicians who are helping their patients to battle cancer. Lefkofksy has also been a large part of quite a few other successful companies and has earned billions of dollars in the process.
Eric Lefkofsky founded the Lefkofksy Family Foundation in 2006 with the help of wife, Liz. As a private charitable organization, the foundation is in existence to improve the lives of people all over the world and in the city of Chicago. Through his foundation, Eric Lefkofsky focuses on improving the educational sector with by supporting initiatives, such as, High School Bound, Success Bound, and After School Matters. He supports basic human rights for people by donating to the American Civil Liberties Union, Medical Missions for Children, and Urban Warriors. Lefkofksy has helped to improve the city of Chicago by supporting the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Chicago Ideas. He has also served the University of Chicago as an adjunct professor and continues to support the educational sector of the city in many other ways.
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