An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Eric Pulier, was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. He got his programming start early in life, learning how to program in elementary school. He started a database company in high school. As he moved onto higher education, he went to Harvard University where he majored in literature and took some classes at MIT.
After graduating from college, he moved to the west coast where he started his first company, People Doing Things in 1991. This company addresses the needs of healthcare, education and other issues through the use of technology. His second company, Digital Evolution, merged with US Interactive in 1998. He has numerous other ventures: Desktone, Media Platform, and Akana.
His excellence work with technology has been recognized by the government. He was selected to create and run the “Bridge to the 21st century,” which is a Presidential Technology Exhibition. He has also participated in Al Gore’s healthcare and technology forum, discussing new initiatives. He is also an active supporter of Clinton’s Global initiative. Pulier is an active entrepreneur and philanthropist, who gives back to his community.
His philanthropic efforts include building a social network, StarBright World, where chronically ill children can chat, blog, and communicate with others about their issues. He is also the donor and sits on the board of the Painted Turtle, which is a camp for kids with chronic illness. Another board he sits on is the innovation board for the X-Prize foundation, which uses competitions to meet humanity’s greatest challenges.