Eric Lefkofsky- A Respected Entrepreneur

A well known and respected entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky has made a tremendous impact on the business world. He has worked with and created a number of great companies including Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean, Uptake and Groupon. Eric’s work has had an impact on a number of people. He has proven that he ha a unique ability to start and sustain a business over a long period of time.

 

Eric Lefkofksy is a Michigan native. He learned from an early age the importance of hard work and determination. His mother was a school teacher and his father worked as a structural engineer. Eric would seek a higher education by attending the University of Michigan. He graduated with honors in 1991 and then continued his education by getting a Juris Doctor degree University of Michigan Law School. After graduation Lefkofsky would begin his career in business.  More on www.Forbes.com.

 

Lefkofsky worked together with his longtime friend Brad Keywell, The duo borrowed money to begin their first company Brandon Apparel, a Wisconsin based apparel company. Together this dynamic duo would go on to build several companies together including Starbelly, InnerWorkings and Echo Global Logistics. The two entrepreneurs proved they could both build and sustain a successful business. After much success Eric Lefkofsky would begin things on his own.

 

Eric Lefkofsky began a website called Thepoint.com. He invested more than one million dollars into the company that eventually would become known as Groupon. Groupon would have great success. Forbes magazine listed it as one of the fastest growing companies ever. The company did so well that Lefkofsky received offers from companies like Google to buy it out. In 2010 Google offered more than one billion dollars for Eric’s company. The offer never went through however, and Groupon would continue on to massive success.  Visit his page on Facebook.com.

 

Eric is also known for his ability to give back. Along with his wife he founded the Lefkofsky Foundation and group dedicated to children’s causes. He also is a member of several important boards including The Art Institute of Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. His work continues to have an impact on many across the world.  Check this www.insidephilanthropy.com/guide-to-individual-donors/eric-lefkofsky.html

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