Eric Pulier: Promoting Healthcare and Social Well-being Via Technology

Early Life and Education

Eric Pulier is an American author, philanthropist, and a business magnate. Eric began his career as a computer programmer during his fourth grade. When he joined high school, he started a computer database where his fellow students and the school department could access computer-based services. He later joined Harvard University in 1984 and graduated in 1988 with a BA Magna Cum Laude.

Business Ventures

In 1991, Eric moved to Los Angeles where he formed his first organization known as People Doing Things (PDT). PDT was a company that was established with the sole purpose being to address education, technology, and healthcare services in Los Angeles. In 1994 after the success of PDT, Eric founded the Digital Evolution company: an interactive agency mandated with advocating for the use of technology. The success of Digital Evolution led to its merger with the US Interactive LLC in the year 1998.

Eric desire to address the plight of chronically ill children encouraged him to start the Starbright World. Starbright is a privately-owned social network that enables children suffering from various chronic diseases to interact with each other via video chats and messages as a way of sharing their past experiences with their medical conditions.

In 1997, Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to create the Presidential Technology Inhibition in Washington D.C. The exhibition was termed as “The Bridge to the 21st Century”, and its sole purpose was to promote the use of technology during the inaugural procedures.

Apart from the organizations mentioned above, Eric Pulier is also a proud founder and member of other technology-oriented organizations such as Akana, Media Platform, and Desktone.

As an author, Eric has worked as an editor and writer for The Harvard Crimson. Apart from this, he has also co-authored the notebook known as Understanding Enterprise SOA that address different service-oriented architecture.

Philanthropy Work

Eric is a renown philanthropist who has not held back when it comes to helping the community around him. His most known philanthropic venture is the Painted Turtle, an organization that helps children with chronic diseases to cope with their illnesses. The Starbright Organization is another charitable venture that Eric has dedicated his time and money to help the needy children.