Eric Pulier is known for turning the innovative ideas of many young people into a reality. Through XPRIZE, Pulier has been able to turn around the lives of many innovative youths and directly influences the quality of lives for many communities, through technology.
Who is Eric Pulier?
Eric Pulier is an American Businessman, journalist, author, entrepreneur and computer guru. He is currently based in Los Angeles. Pulier was raised in Teaneck, where he also attended grade school and high school. He is a graduate of Teaneck High School. Upon completing his high school studies, he was admitted to Harvard University where he majored as an English and American Literature student.
His passion for computer technology began at a very tender age. Before he was out of grade school, he was already programming computers. This passion led him to founding his very first computer database company while still in high school. And when he went to Harvard, he knew exactly what he had to do to thrive in this field.
Therefore, even as a student at Harvard, he attended the nearing Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Here, he took part-time classes, taking Computer Science. He was also an active contributor to the Harvard Crimson, as a weekly columnist and editor. Being a very bright and talented chap, he graduated Magna Claude, in the year 1988.
Pulier found his first successful company in the year 1991. Through the company, he sought to address issues, such as health care and education, which affected the life quality of communities. People Doing Things would provide technological solutions for such problems. Since PDT, Pulier has founded and co-founded more than a dozen companies that have been very successful.
With his the amassed wealth from the sale and running of his companies, Pulier is keen on giving back to the less fortunate in the Society. He started Starbright World, an app that would help children suffering from chronic illnesses interact. He also serves on the board of the Painted Turtle, a summer camp that helps children with chronic illnesses and those suffering from life-threatening diseases.
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