Eric Pulier Hits Home Run as Tech Innovator
You don’t need to spend much time looking through the tech industry before you no doubt come across the name Eric Pulier. Pulier has been revered by his peers in the tech industry for years now for various different projects around the country. Most people are familiar with Pulier thanks to his work on the XPrize Foundation — a foundation which encourages innovation and scientific breakthrough from men, women, and children of all ages. Pulier’s life, however, is harder to pin down. In fact, if you wanted to spend time evaluating a true entrepreneur you could simply look through Pulier’s career arc.
When it comes right down to it, you need to know what you are doing and you need to be passionate about what you are doing. Those two traits can pretty much define Eric Pulier from top to bottom. Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey where it was quickly revealed that he was something of a tech savant. Pulier turned to computers early and by 4th grade he was already making his own programs for the computer. Pulier was running his own computer database company before he graduated from highschool. It’s almost impossible not to be impressed by that level of dedication, especially from someone who grew up when computers weren’t quite as commonplace as they are today.
Next up Eric Pulier went to Harvard where he would graduate Magna Cum Laude. He worked as an editor for the Harvard Crimson where he quickly earned a reputation for his sharp mind and sharper wit. Pulier jumped to Los Angeles soon after and by 1991 he had his hands in on his first entrepreneurial work — a company called “People Doing Things” which focused on developing technical solutions for the medical and educational fields. Pulier’s early success allowed him to spread his wing and make a difference in his career.
Of course there are many start up and success stories in Pulier’s notebook but we feel obliged to mention his philanthropic work. Pulier’s work with Starbright World and Painted Turtle has been just riveting. Both of these foundations focus on chronically ill children so that they can find solutions and funding to help their medical problems.