Eric Lefkofsky: A True American Entrepreneaur

Eric Lefkofsky has a purpose, to be quite clear, he has several purposes. He is a man with a mission. What can be ascertained about this Michigan native is that his purpose is to make life better for others and to make money doing it. He has clearly has accomplished both. At the age of forty-seven, he has helped found seven technology startups (worth more than a billion dollars), created a charitable foundation, and has amassed a personal net worth of 1.6 billion dollars, according to Forbes. com.


Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit, went to the University of Michigan, and then went on to the University of Michigan’s law program. A short seven years after finishing law school, Eric created an internet company that specialized in promoting products. Though he went on to sell this company, this was the launching pad for his future in technological innovation.


Eric co-founded Groupon (an ecommerce marketplace), Echo Global Logistics (a technology enabled transportation ad supply chain service), InnerWorkings (a marketing firm), Mediaocean (advertising and software), Lightbank (a venture capital firm), Uptake (a predictive analytics company), and his latest venture Tempus (health technology specializing in personalized cancer treatment). Each of these businesses uses ground-breaking technology to further their fields of influence. Lefkofsky and his wife, Elizabeth, also created a charitable trust, The Lefkofsky Foundation “for the purpose of supporting charitable, scientific, and educational organizations around the world,” with their focus on children.


Being proficient in business startup, he has published a book on the topic. “Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.” In his busy life, he miraculously found time to teach. He has taught classes at several business schools and is currently an adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Eric Lefkofsky is very vocal about who he is and what he does. You can follow his blog on wordpress, where he gives the reader a look into his personal life, his opinions, of course some advice. You can also find information about his charity there, as well as links to his Facebook. com and Twitter .com accounts.

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