Eric Lefkofsky


CEO, Groupon

We've done well over time building off of the foundation of failure.

Eric Lefkofsky serves as CEO of Groupon and is a co-founder of the company. Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of several technology companies, including: InnerWorkings, Inc, Echo Global Logistics, Inc., Lightbank and MediaBank, Inc. He is the Co-Chairman of Chicago Ideas Week and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



Friday, October 18

Tech Summit

It’s time to stop looking at tech so… technically. We’re reimagining the future of digital by showcasing the world’s leading voices in... read more
Presented by New World Ventures & Fast Company
Speakers: Chad Dickerson, Max Levchin, George Slessman, Alexandra Chong, Beth Comstock, Bing Gordon, Vineet Singal, Sallie Krawcheck, Reshma Saujani, Chris Vanderhook, Tim Vanderhook, Jason Harinstein, Mark Wilson, Eric Lefkofsky, Harry Weller, Ben Kaufman, Chuck Salter
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Wednesday, October 16

Entrepreneurship: How I Did It

These successful entrepreneurs have taken their ideas from the back of a cocktail napkin to multi-million dollar empires. CIW uncovers the stories... read more
Presented by EY
Speakers: Dan Gilbert, Kelly Grier, Barry Nalebuff, Slava Rubin, Scott Case, Ping Fu, Eric Lefkofsky
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Tuesday, October 09

Web: Life Online, Presented by

The Internet has revolutionized how we live, shop, communicate, travel, eat, play games and learn. On a whole, has it improved lives or taken over?... read more
Speakers: Deb Roy, Christopher Soghoian, Jim Gilliam, Kara Swisher, Eric Lefkofsky, Luis von Ahn
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue
Wednesday, October 12

CIW Megatalk: Tech & Web

Don?t miss out on the chance to hear directly from the internet gurus who brought you the ultimate group discount, free online music, and more.... read more
Speakers: Ted Leonsis, Peter Barris, Travis Kalanick, Cy Khormaee, Wilson To, Tim Westergren, Gian Fulgoni, Bruce Mau, Bo Fishback, Mitch Lowe, Eric Lefkofsky, Julie Novack
Thorne Auditorium 375 East Chicago Avenue

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