Cancer

Another Startup for Eric Lefkovsky

Eric Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur with a resume of successful startups so extensive, it positively dazzles. His success record has rewarded him greatly, and he’s now estimated to be worth $1.7 billion, so it’s no surprise that Lefkofsky planned to back away from starting new companies going forward. Lefkovsky played a significant role in the creation of numerous successful startups, including Groupon, Echo (a logistics company) and also Innerworkings (a marketing company), and now, at age 47, he thought he’d be taking a break and pursuing other interests for awhile. But then fate intervened, when his wife became sick with cancer.   Dealing With a Crisis As Lefkovsky and his wife faced the reality of dealing with her illness, they fell down the “rabbit hole” that is the modern medical system. They attended meeting after meeting with doctors who were working to devise a treatment plan. What he learned,…