Eric Pulier is a well-known entrepreneur who has a number of business based out of LA. He is also known for his grand philanthropy and giving back to the community that he lives in a variety of fashions. Pulier is one of the few who understands that to make a positive influence in business is not, enough because one has to give back to the world that has helped them achieve great things.
Pulier started life in Teaneck, New Jersey programming computers at the age of nine. It didn’t take him long to realize that he was a computer whiz and by high school he had already started up his first business venture: a database computer company. In 1984 he began attending Harvard University where he surprisingly majored in American and English literature instead of computer science. This liberal background likely helped him understand the markets he later pitched his products too. While at Harvard the ambitious student also took classes at MIT.
In 1991 he kicked off his formal entry into the business world by creating a company that utilized technology to address education healthcare and other issues in LA named People Doing Things. Three years later he founded Digital Evolution which then merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. He also was a large part of the creation of Starbright World, which is a social network that is designed for chronically ill children so that they can safely talk to each other, blog, and post content with others who have similar experiences.
Pulier has had his work on display on the national level as he created the Presidential Technology Exhibition in DC following the 1997 Presidential Inauguration. He also worked on the then VP Al Gore’s technology and health forum helping to bridge the gap between new technology and integration in the health care place.
As mentioned earlier, Pulier is known for his charity work and giving back to his community. He sits on the board of the X-Prize Foundation and regularly donates to many non-profits. He also works The Painted Turtle which is a camp that serves the needs of kids that suffer from chronic illness.
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