For decades, Eric Lefkofsky’s legacy rooted from his entrepreneurial ventures. One company he so ventured into in that time is Groupon, a $2.2 billion company that specialized in connecting clients with merchants. His legacy took a toll when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Just like any other affected family, Eric was heartbroken by his wife’s health condition. He, however, focused on the good that would come out of it instead of crushing in depression. That is why he founded Tempus, a facility that has capitalized on developing modern data and resources for cancer treatment.
Since its establishment, Tempus has focused on developing a system for cancer treatment. The system is a platform for technology that links anatomic and molecular statistics with clinical statistics from medical facilities across the country. According to Eric, the data compiled in a central place gives a clear platform of understanding to physicians. The result is a precise and personalized treatment for patients. With Tempus in place, a combination of thermotherapy treatments and radiation would undergo adjustment for a patient’s need based on historical results. This occurs when patients have similar medical backgrounds in the country. The mechanism for this treatment method is based on their genetic combination in addition to the drugs they have taken.
According to Mr. White the president of Tempus, their efforts to fight cancer rooted from a shared vision to find cancer treatment. Kevin is also the founding director of Tempus. He closely works with Lefkofsky to develop innovative technology towards cancer treatment and therapies. Kevin’s role at Tempus is developing strategies for a successful product. Eric on the other side brings massive experience in building successful businesses focused on aggregating large data. He then transforms the statistics into useful figures and insights that can be employed in every state.
Eric’s entrepreneurial career began as a carpet selling business in the University of Michigan. After campus, he joined his business partner Bradley Keywell in borrowing money to invest in Brandon Apparel. In 1999, the duo invested in an internet company which focused on brand promotion. Starbelly was worth $240 million. Eric at Twitter .
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