The Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Efforts of Eric Pulier

Eric Pulier is a multi-talented and highly accomplished: author, entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Los Angeles, California. At a young age, Pulier showed his early aptitude for technology by learning to program computers in the fourth grade. While in high school, he began a computer database company. After high school, Pulier started his studies at Harvard University where he majored in English and American Literature. While at Harvard, he wrote for The Harvard Crimson, and also took classes at MIT. In 1988, he graduated magna cum laude.

A few years after graduating from Harvard, Pulier moved to Los Angeles and founded People Doing Things, a company that addresses educational and health care issues through the use of technology. Eric Pulier continued his entrepreneurship by founding the interactive agency, Digital Evolution, in 1994. The company later merged with US Interactive LLC four years later. Pulier continued his passion for using technology to help those with health conditions by leading the effort to build Starbright World, a social network for chronically ill children. Starbright World is a private social network where children can share their experiences and meet and talk with others who share similar experiences.

In 1997, Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to create and execute the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C.. The exhibition was titled, “The Bridge to the 21st Century.” Following the exhibition, Pulier participated in Al Gore’s health care and technology forum where he advised the panel on various health care and technology initiatives.

In addition to his various entrepreneurial projects, Pulier is a donor to several non-profit organizations and is an active board member of several charities. He sits on the innovation board of the X-Prize Foundation and The Painted Turtle, an organization that helps children with chronic illnesses.