Eric Lofkosfky and his family, are very well known in Chicago for founding Groupon and the venture capital company, LightBank. Eric and his wife Liz made the headlines of several news announcements in the recent months for their various philanthropic acts. The Lofkosfky couple committed a considerable amount of their wealth to the Giving Pledge charity foundation. In 2012, the Lofkofsky’s Family organization donated 4.6 million to various agencies in the Chicago region in support of endeavors in health, education and the arts. The Lofkosfky foundation also supports leading global and state organizations such as Human Rights Watch, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie children’s hospital, charter schools, and Waterkeepers Alliance. Although the foundation has not stated its stand in support of the environment, it contributed $250,000 to Waterkeepers Alliance to support the protection of streams, rivers, and coastlines around the globe. Eric is actively in the process of innovating better and more efficient cancer treatments, an activity which perfectly aligns with his humanitarian mission.
Besides Eric Lofkofsky’s involvement in philanthropy, he is the co-owner and chief executive officer of Tempus. Eric joined Tempus after leaving Groupon and earning a name on the Forbes list as a billionaire. He stated that the journey towards creating a better cancer treatment though technology is a long but beneficial journey. Tempus is a technology inclined firm that specializes in building an international library that processes molecular and clinical data to avail the information to the public. Tempus allows physicians to provide cancer patients with customized treatment through an interactive analytical and machine learning model. It provides services in data sequencing, molecular analysis, and therapeutic data to enable a medical practitioner to make real-time and accurate decisions. Eric Lofkosfky. Tempus currently has an employee count of 29, including the former director of HighGround, Hunter Lane, Anil Saldanha and Ryan Fukushima. Eric commented that Tempus personalized care for cancer patients is a breakthrough in the continuing search for a cancer cure. He revealed that Tempus tailors a patient’s medication, dose, regimen, and sequence. Eric is a former student of the University of Michigan, where he earned his Juris Doctor and Michigan law school.
Little is known about Jason Hope, the man. What is known about him is he’s an entrepreneur that believes looking ahead and planning for the bright future humanity has before it is the best way to set up a personal bright future.
Jason has the ability to look at charts and financial projections and make logic-based decisions that will profit down the road. It could be said that he has an unnatural sixth sense about future trends, or it could be that he’s just good at what he does. Whatever the case, Jason has made himself a success by doing what he loves.
Jason Hope was born in Arizona, where he still lives to this day and grew up in Tempe. He had a normal childhood that encouraged him to follow his dreams of becoming an entrepreneurial success. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in finance. Not thoroughly satisfied with just one degree, he went on to get an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. It was during his college years that Jason discovered his passion for technology, both for personal and investment reasons.
Jason learned in school and in real life that starting from scratch is a very difficult process. Whether it’s starting a business, trying to create a new product, or just launching a new idea on his blog, it’s a time-consuming, laborious endeavor. Fortunately for Jason, he has a passion for taking on such endeavors. He’s accumulated such experience in his career that he knows his business acumen is something to be desired by many individuals and young business owners. He doesn’t just see these aspiring entrepreneurs as investment opportunities, he sees them as younger versions of himself just looking for the right direction to go in.
One of the most important aspects of being successful is giving back. Like many other successful entrepreneurs, Jason is compelled by a philanthropic passion. It is adamantly important to him that he contributes to the welfare of those less fortunate. One of his most avid charitable passions is giving back to the local students and organizations in his community. He would love nothing more than to see the local communities of Arizona thrive the way he believes they can. As a philanthropic futurist, he supports humanitarian organizations to improve the future of mankind.
Raj Fernando is a world renowned entrepreneur. He is a businessman that understands the nature of the business and how stressful it can turn out to be. Because of that, he always endeavors to keep the surrounding atmosphere in his businesses as pleasant as possible. Therefore, it is important that all his workers get along. For this reason, Raj Fernando approaches hiring in a different style.
Fernando’s methodology is lengthy and involved. Unlike his competitors that hire only three individuals after bringing in over 30 potentials and putting them on training. Raj’s intentions when hiring is to get individuals that can work in his company for many years. His approach is not guided by how much an individual will make his company. However, it is based on what an individual will offer the company when it comes to enhancing it and contributing to making the other employees better. He has used the approach of hiring A players successfully in his firms including Chopper Trading and Scoutahead.
Raj Fernando has had a successful entrepreneurial journey. He started working while he was still enrolled at Beloit College. Fernando started working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He began as a volunteer before proceeding to serve in multiple positions in the company. Moreover, the Chicago Board of trade is Fernando’s second workplace where he worked from 1991 to 2001. After having made great accomplishments in the two institutions, he decided to form an investment company. As a result, he created Chopper Trading in 2002.
He guided Chopper in its growth. The firm’s employees grew and its business as well. Chopper Trading traded in all the major markets. In 2015, Fernando established Scoutahead. The company is designed to promote professional advancement and productivity using cutting edge communication systems.
Raj Fernando has contributed to the work of organizations like US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. Additionally, he has made charity contributions in his native Chicago and other parts of the U.S. He has supported Wounded Warriors and serves on the board of directors of a no-kill animal shelter called PAWS Chicago. Fernando also sits on the board of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
SOLVY, by Alexei Beltyukov, is proving to be an incredible time saver for teachers, schools, and students alike for online Math Homework.
SOLVY is a completely free online math homework platform where students are able to access problems chosen by their teachers based on needs and interest.
After the exercises are assigned, Teachers will receive notification of when a student may require extra homework support based on his or her performance.
According to a Daily Motion video, Alexei Beltyukov designed SOLVY with efficiency in mind for Teachers and Schools by helping Students learn math in the classroom by providing a real world context. The web-based tool can be used anywhere in a variety of different platforms, as students interact with a unique graphing tool, enabling teachers to see their work to solving problems.
SOLVY gives teachers the ability to pinpoint processes in solving problems, so any misunderstandings or errors can be corrected. This is especially helpful for SOLVY’s new Algebra application.
The Russian born Alexei Beltyukov is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who formed Endemic Capital in 2013 to act as an Angel Fund to help start up companies in Russia. Alexei Beltyukov established A-Ventures Limited, which is designed to help struggling Russian companies with financial assistance.
Alexei Beltyukov was instrumental in developing an Alumni Scholarship giving financial support for students at INSEAD University. He also works directly with the Russian Government, serving as Vice President for the Skolkovo Foundation, which provides guidance and Grants for Russian technology start ups, as well as entrepreneurs looking to expand their operations throughout Russia.