Eric is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, a technology company that built a system to help fight cancer. Apart from Tempus, he is the founding partner of Lightbank – a venture fund that invests in disruptive tech, Groupon – global e-commerce market and uptake technologies, which is the number one predictive analytics platform for the world’s largest companies. Others are MediaOcean, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorkings.Ten years ago – 2006, together with his wife Liz, Eric started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This charitable foundation helps advance high impact initiatives in the community. Eric also serves as a trustee of other institutions such as The Art Institute of Chicago. He is also a board member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Follow Eric on Twitter (@lefkofsky) and Facebook (@eplefkofsky) to know more about him.
ChicagoInno article recap
The article was about how Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus used data to help fight breast cancer by giving University of Chicago doctor’s data. The startup announced the partnership on Thursday. It will provide analysis and molecular sequencing to UChicago’s breast cancer specialists to come up with effective treatment plans for cancer patients. Tempus will sample data from more than one thousand patients to help cancer specialists know patterns that can predict how patients react to treatment.
This data will lead to better treatment over time, which is the primary goal of the deal.According to Dr. OlufunmilayoOlopade, a professor, and dean at the University of Chicago, there is less accessible data on former breast cancer patients. This is despite it being a common type of cancer. He added that they were excited to collaborate with Tempus on the initiative.Tempus was founded in 2015, and it uses genomic sequencing and machine learning to help cancer specialists make effective treatment decisions. Its headquarters is 600 W. Chicago. UChicago is one of the latest strings of partners. They are working with Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Penn Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, and Rush University Medical Center to use data to fight breast cancer.
Adam Milstein is a worldwide renowned philanthropist who believes that it is vital for one to be actively involved in the solution-seeking process of a problem, to gain full scope of the matter. Adam is an Israeli native who specializes in the real estate investment business and the wellbeing of the Israeli community. He joined the IDF as a mandatory rule by the then government, to fight in the Yom Kippur war. In 1978, Adam graduated from Technion and relocated to live in the United States in 1981. After earning his master’s degree in business administration from USC, he joined the Commercial Real Estate firm in 1993. Currently, Adam heads the privately owned commercial real estate investment company, Hager Pacific Properties, as a managing partner.
Adam began Hager Pacific Properties after concluding that most recruiting companies that sought for new employees in USC did not appreciate his knowledge and life experiences. He worked as a real estate commercial broker for three years before venturing into real estate investment. In an interview with IdeaMensch, Adam revealed that he is a great fan of the Constant Contact app that aids him in managing his very many contacts. Milstein advises prospective entrepreneurs to diligently follow up all of their business contacts and remain persistent and passionate in the investment process. Adam revealed that he eases his working days with active involvement in various philanthropic movements in the society.
Milstein set up Israeli-American Council in partnership with other like-minded Israeli natives. Currently, he runs the firm as its national chairman and chair of its national growth and expansion. Adam established Sifriyat Pijama B’America in partnership with his wife, Gila. Sifriyat Pijama provides more than 15,000 Jewish-Israeli-American families with free monthly books that educate on different subjects, in Hebrew, and Jewish. Adam serves on the board of various organizations such as StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel, Jewish Funders Network, AIPAC National Council, and Hasbara Fellowships. Adam stated that his biggest role model is his business partner David Hager, who applies smart psychological strategies to stay ahead of the market’s moves and achieve his goals in the economic forum and the world.