Posts in Category: Entreprebuer

Eric Lefkofsky – Founder of Pioneering Firms Like Groupon and Tempus Inc.

Eric Lefkofsky has enjoyed tremendous success throughout his entrepreneurial journey; starting from the time he founded Groupon, which has grown to become one of its kind platforms that are helpful for the companies as well as the end users. Groupon helps connects the customers to the merchants in a very innovative manner and helps the customers get the discounts on the products and services offered by the merchants.Many promotional deals can be found on Groupon, which aren’t available elsewhere, and this is what makes Groupon a highly popular venue online to find great deals. Today, the company has become a market leader in its sector and is worth over $2 Billion, which is huge considering it is relatively a very young company.

Eric Lefkofsy recently also started Tempus Inc to help the field of cancer research. Eric realized that the technology is not used at its potential best in the field of cancer and medical research. There are many sub-segments in the area of cancer research that can develop and improve much faster with the help of technology, and it is what Tempus Inc aims to do and achieve. Tempus Inc aggregates molecular, clinical, patient outcome, and therapeutic data to help the physicians, oncologists, and other researchers working in the field of cancer research.For example, if a particular medicine is used to treat cancer for one patient, it is effective, and the same drug used on another cancer patient, it has not yielded similar results. Such results and the correlation between these two cases are very crucial in defining a highly effective treatment for the future.

The data of such cases when aggregated together in large amounts, a defining procedure can be constructed that can help provide much more efficient cancer therapies. It can also tremendously help answer many unanswered questions in the field of cancer research. Tempus Inc, founded by Eric Lefkofsky aims to fill in the gap and provide such data to the professionals in the area of cancer research.Eric Lefkofsky is also the author of a famous book named Accelerated Disruption that talk about the critical of innovation and technology in the various industry, and how it can impact the future of different sectors.Follow him on twitter : https://twitter.com/lefkofsky

Marc Sparks, Entrepreneur of Philanthropies

Samaritan Inn Still Assisting

Marc Sparks is well known in the counties surrounding McKinney, Texas for his shrewd business sense and the way he applied it to help the downtrodden in today’s mainstream. Read more: Marc Sparks – AngelList and Who Is Marc Sparks?

Over a decade ago Marc Sparks and Lynne Spiriora turned a derelict vacant residence into an annual multi-million dollar example of accommodating the sheltering, feeding and training indigents in the Collin County area. The Samaritan Inn feeds and shelters over 200 persons a day, and thousands of individuals have regained their independence and become contributors to society as a direct result of this program.

Accompanying their work with The Samaritan Inn, Marc and Lynne also:

Built first N. Texas apartment building for transitional living;
Created thriving Thrift Store
Fostered $7M Family Shelter

Spark Tank is new Think Tank
Socially involved 513c businesses who are two years old or over who are not involved with a political program, issues of faith or other agenda outside the realm of providing assistance to the general public may apply to join the Spark Tank competition for $5,000 for their social program.

The applicants have a ten-minute slot for idea presentation plus Q&A time, how it alleviates a need and the means of determining success. The prize of $5,000 can make a substantial contribution to a social cause. In the past, the $5,000 sum provided: Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1132595 and http://sparktankdfw.com/

Day Camp and studies for children in lieu of day care;
Built kennel for pets of homeless Samaritan Inn residents to avoid their loss;
Gasoline for the Inn’s bus for one year;

Quarterly Winners Compete for Annual Grand Prize
As each winner is declared from the Spark Tank quarterly competitions, that winner moves forward to compete in the yearly grand contest. An unexpected but excitedly received benefit of the competitions demonstrates that competitors mix and share ideas in an unscheduled productive example of think tank operation, with a spontaneous auxiliary beneficial effect.

Marc Sparks, Entrepreneur of Good Samaritans
Marc Sparks first attained expertise in entrepreneurship and then turned his success into a means of introducing philanthropies and affecting changes in society and social provisions. His gifts to social improvement across the philanthropic board by enabling grants for programs to physically uplift the needy and enable their independence and contribution to their community has become legend. In short, gifts of Mark Sparks are the sort that truly keep on giving.