Advancement in technology has seen transformation occur in various fields. Despite the milestones that have been achieved by using technology, a big challenge lies in the health sector. No program has been developed to incorporate data and technology with the aim of battling cancer. Eric Lefkofsky has taken up the challenge by co-founding Tempus. Tempus has been developed in such a way that it uses technology, data collected from cancer patients, and the treatments used to come up with some more effective drugs.
The platform uses analytics software to streamline the clinical data collected from the cancer patients so that it can be digitized. The data will be used to create an organized database for cancer patients. After performing whole genome sequencing, the company will develop a genomic database that will be used to come up with precision medicine to help the patients manage the disease better. The new technology will be a big achievement for Eric Lefkofsky since he is passionate about assisting patients battling cancer together with their loved ones.
He started off his career after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1991. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he went to Law School to get his Juris Doctor degree. Four years later, he graduated from Law school but he did not want to practice. He chose to embark on the entrepreneurship journey he is on now. His journey commenced in 2001 when he established branding company called InnerWorkings. In 2004, he founded Echo Logistics which was a logistics company.
Two years later, Eric decided to venture into financial investments and founded Media Bank. Business in the financial investment sector was working out well for him, and five years later, he founded Lightbank. Besides being a successful businessman, Eric Lefkofsky takes the time to give back to the community. He serves at the board of Lurie’s Hospital, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Art Institute in Chicago. Having worked in different universities as a lecturer, he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the School of Business at the University of Chicago.