Eric Lefkofsky and His Career
Lefkofsky started his career at the University of Michigan selling carpet and after law school he started an apparel company named Brandon Apparel. He and his college friend borrowed money from friends and family members to buy apparel from a company located in Madison Wisconsin. Mr. Eric has had many business ventures like Starbelly, Innerworkings, Echo Global Logistics, and Groupon. As a successful businessman, Eric continues to grow and build new companies that will impact the lives of others.
Tempus Cancer Fighting Start Up
Eric Lefkofsky now spends his time focusing on his new business called Tempus. This cancer fighting start up focuses on breast cancer patients and is currently helping the doctors at the University of Chicago with finding a cure.
Tempus announced a partnership with the University in effort to provide data needed for personalized treatment plans. The organization uses a machine that offers data in real time to help doctors make personalized treatment decisions. The startup was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at 600 W. Chicago. Click here to know more.
Tempus’s goal is to analyze data from a thousand patients so that they can offer doctors pattern based information that will assist in the prediction of how patients react to treatments. Their commitment to this study will lead to a better treatment for cancer patients and genetic information that can change the way treatment decisions are made.
Recently Tempus partnered with UChicago and is working with the Robert Half. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Penn Medicine, the University of Michigan, the Mayo Clinic and Rush University. All of these organizations have one common goal in mind, and that’s to use their data to help fight the battle against cancer. With the help of Tempus, these cancer centers can proactively study data and make real time decisions that will change the lives of many.