Have you ever heard of the amazing Eric Pulier? He is an extraordinary entrepreneur, philanthropist, and successful published author. Pulier was raised in the wonderful area of Teaneck, New Jersey and he began programming computers in the fourth grade. He was always interested in using any type of technology such as computers which was a big thing going on in the 1970’s and 80’s. Pulier deeply liked to help people whenever they needed it and growing up he saw that not everyone is financially stable or educated on dangerous illnesses and where to find the proper help.
Pulier graduated from Teaneck High School in 1984. Right after, he got accepted to Harvard University and triumphantly graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in English and American literature in 1988. While at Harvard University, he wrote a regular column for the Harvard Crimson as a student journalist where he explored many topics about life and technology and this is where he would put all his thoughts about making a difference in the world. He had a sense of humor and would write about how people can use technology to help people who are financially disadvantaged and to educate as well as treat people with different problems in their life. Pulier tries his best to make a difference to this world. All he wants is to aid people who are financially disadvantage as well as people who have severe health conditions such as chronic illnesses. In the world of technology, he is innovating like no other person has.
In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles where he founded PDT (People Doing Things), this company addressed healthcare education and any other problems through the utilization of technology. He wanted to make sure that people knew where to go if they were stressed out or had a medical condition and PDT would indeed help and provide sources and locations so that any person would not have to worry if they are sick or in need for advice such as getting a job. Around this time, he founded and co-founded 15 different companies as well as funded them so that they stay in business. He uses his influence and wealth to use technology and combine it with social tools to help people.
Eric Lefkofsky is a very well-known and successful American entrepreneur. Lefkofsky started out as a carpet salesman during his freshman year of college at the University of Michigan where he studied law. Following law school, he took out a loan to establish an apparel company with his long-time business associate, Bradley Keywell. The company itself did not prosper and in 1999, the partners founded a new company called Starbelly. His path soon lead to the creation, buying and selling of multiple companies. See linkedin.com.
With so much real-world experience under his belt, he eventually came to co-found some big name companies including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, Lightbank, Mediaocean, and InnerWorkings. Another company he can claim is Tempus, of which he is not only co-founder, but CEO as well. To know more hit http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2016/10/20/groupon-founder-eric-lefkofsky-joins-steppenwolf.html
Tempus.com has its roots based in technology and is working to build the largest library of molecular and clinical data available on a global level in order to support innovative studies in Cancer. The company is also building a system that would make the information easily accessible so that anyone can benefit from, and make use of, its data.
This library would allow doctors to reference past clinical data in order to make the best decisions for their patients in real-time situations. The interactive and analytical platform model gives physicians the ability to personalize care for each patient on a level never known before. Check www.insidephilanthropy.com/guide-to-individual-donors/eric-lefkofsky.html
Eric Lefkofsky’s drive however, does not end with his passion in business. He is also a known philanthropist. In 2006, he and his wife, Liz, established “The Lefkofsky Family Foundation.” Their foundation is a private charitable foundation that promotes initiatives and programs that enhance the quality of human life. Some of the ideals they strive to maintain are: To drive state-of-the-art medical research, Guarantee access to a quality education, Grow cultural initiatives, and to improve overall essential human rights. While most of the funding Lefkofsky provides to charity is primarily focused on his hometown of Chicago, his foundation states it supports organizations and causes on a world-wide scope.