Monthly Archives: May 2017

Eric Lefkofsky Tackles The Complex Task Of Creating A Genomic Database

While oncologists have the cancer therapy company’s research studies to determine how patients will likely respond to the treatment, Eric Lefkofsky wants physicians to have additional data readily available. He saw that oncologists had genomic information, but they only had their patient’s data; there was no easy way to determine how patients with similar DNA and RNA makeup responded to a given treatment. In addition, oncologists did not have immediate access to the medical records of patients who did not respond to a specific therapy. If the response rate was poor among patients who also took a specific drug for another condition, doctors would find this information helpful.

Lefkofsky’s startup, Tempus, created a database for oncologists with data that no one ever aggregated before, which he presented at the Fortune Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego. “My goal is to get most people starting in oncology and then those working on neurological disorders to use our platform to collect data for analysis,” Lefkofsky told Fortune, which should please neurologists.

An entrepreneur since college, Lefkofsky founded or co-founded multiple companies, typically with Bradley Keywell, his business partner. Lefkofsky’s successes include InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, Uptake Technologies, Groupon, where he serves as chair and Lightbank, a venture capital firm. Although Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He explains his method for developing technology-based companies in his book Accelerated Disruption. At Tempus, Lefkofsky serves as CEO. Currently, Tempus is busy building new collaborations with cancer centers nationwide.Established in 2006, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, created by Lefkofsky and his wife Liz, began supporting the arts, medical research and education programs. While the charitable trust supports organizations nationwide, Eric and Liz focus on Chicago area causes. In addition, Lefkofsky serves as a board member for World Business Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Science and Industry.

 

 

Bruce Levenson and His Involvement with the Non-Profit Do Good Institute

Bruce Levenson is the former owner and controlling partner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC which was sold in 2014. According to ESPN, after the sale, Levenson shifted his focus to the non-profit sector, Do Good Institute, at the University of Maryland.

About Do Good Institute

In 2010, the Do Good Institute was launched. It aims at exposing undergraduate students at the University of Maryland to the world of volunteering and non-profit. Bruce uses this initiative to produce non-profit leaders in the business industry so that they can compete against their counterparts in the private sector. Levenson together with the assistance of his wife Karen donated 75 million dollars to the initiative, and the Maryland state contributed an additional 20 million dollars. Also, the Do Good Institute transforms students into informed graduates who are motivated and know the importance of corporate social responsibility. For example, Ben Simon, a former student, co-founded a nonprofit known as FRN (Food Recovery Network) via the Do Good Institute.

Atlanta Hawks Sells Team to Antony Ressler-Grant Hill group

Bruce Levenson hired bankers to assist him with the sale of Atlanta Hawks, but they were above the market price by 27%. The ownership group of Atlanta Hawks settled on selling the team to Antony Ressler, a billionaire investment and equity fund manager. Ressler and his group bought the Atlanta Hawks for $850 million. See, brucelevenson.com.

Bruce Levenson’s Career Background

Mr. Bruce Levenson serves as a Partner at United Communications Group, a company that he co-founded with Ed Peskowitz in 1977. Before that, Mr. Levenson was a writer for the Observer Publishing as well as the Washington Star. Since 2015, Bruce has been a director at TechTarget, Inc. Bruce sat on the BOD of the Electronic and Newsletter Publishers Association. Mr. Levenson holds a J.D. as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University and Washington University respectively.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Levenson

Wine Guides For Traveling Vineyards

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