Philanthropist and Technologist- Erick Lefkofsky

Starting an enterprise is the most exciting thing achievement in life, but it is more exciting when it flourishes in the market. Erick Lefkofsky is an established American entrepreneur. Mr. Lefkofsky was born on September 2nd, 1969 and was raised in Southfield Michigan. Erick who is Jewish was raised by his parents his father was structure engineer while his mother was a school teacher. Erick attended Southfield-Lathrup High School and graduated in 1987. After his High School graduation he went ahead to the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1991, and in 1993 graduated from the same University at the School of Law he received his Juris Doctor.

Erick Lefkofsky began engaging in business while still at the University by selling carpets. After his graduation from the University he co-founded a company which did not do so well, and after five years in the business, Erick and his partner founded Starbelly an internet product that was re possible for product promotion. Starbelly was later, and he co-founded Groupon.Erick is the co-Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Tempus, which is a high-tech startup. The organization was established with a primary purpose of assisting medical professionals to make most of their time data-driven result based on the examination of the patients’ native code. Currently, Tempus is working hand in hand with the pancreas, cancer, and lung patients. The organization is planning to expand in the future.

Erick is not an entrepreneur, but he is also involved in charitable activities in the community. Erick and his wife Elizabeth began a foundation, Leskofsky Family Foundation. The charity has been at the forefront of assisting cancer patients in the United States. Through their foundation, the couple has been able to make their donations to more than 50 charitable organizations in the world. Lesfkosky Family Foundation has primarily focused on supporting education, technology, human rights, health, culture, and arts.Mr. Lefkofsky is also a leader who has shown positive leadership skills throughout his life. He sits on the Board of Directors in Children Memorial Hospital in Chicago,

The Art Institute Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, and he is also a Trustee of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, which is a performing art institution created in Chicago. He also has taught in various schools including Northwestern University, DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business among others. Erick trusts that helping others is what has made him a successful entrepreneur

 

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