Eric Lefkofsky, The real IronMan

Everyone is a motivational speaker, till a family member calls you to say that they have been diagnosed with the C word, in this case, breast cancer. Just a few months ago we had just celebrated her new job in Chicago, only to later get that dreaded call.

I recently stumbled across an article, celebrating the partnership between Tempus – a breast cancer data analytics company – founded by Eric Lefkofsky, and the University of Chicago.

By using machine learning and genomic sequencing, to help doctors make real-time decisions, Tempus’ goal is to use this interpreted data to aid better breast cancer patient outcome.

Intrigued by Tempus and what they stand for, I decided to do a little research on the founder Eric Lefkofsky. I was not surprised to find out he had Jewish roots, with a billion dollar net worth.

With an educational background at the University of Michigan, that spanned six years, crowned with a Juris doctor, his intellectual capacity is definitely not in doubt.

Founder and co-founder of numerous companies, including Groupon, which turned down a six billion dollar offer from Google, Tempus is far from Eric’s first rodeo.

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, as defined by his personal website, it is little surprise that he has donated millions of dollars to cancer research, with his partner, Elizabeth, a major face in the Lefkofsky foundation.

Listening to him speak at lectures, you can feel his sincerity, he is so eloquent and driven. He embodies the building success from failure rhetoric. Eric Lefkofsky is a modern day genius, and hopefully his latest investment goes a long way in providing help to breast cancer patients, and in turn shape humanity and learn more about Eric.

A close friend, diagnosed with breast cancer once told me that if she wasn’t in the United States of America when she got diagnosed, she might not have made it. She is currently in remission and looking to get back to work next week. I believe that people like Eric Lefkofsky are just what make America great, and with a proven track record, Tempus is guaranteed to make a unique difference and www.forbes.com/profile/eric-lefkofsky.