Eric Pulier: Entrepreneur with a heart for Philanthropy

Eric Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey. He got involved with computers at a young age, and when he was in high school, he founded a database company. He studied at Bachelor of Arts at Harvard and in 1988 he graduated top of his class. At Harvard, he was an editor of the Harvard Crimson and wrote a weekly column for the paper. He also took some classes in Computer Science at MIT while still at school.

6 years after finishing school, he founded an interactive agency called Digital Evolution which later merged with US Interactive Inc four years later and would result in him becoming Chairman of the company. He has gone on to found a number of companies including Akana(formerly known as SOA software), Desktone, which deals in developing virtual desktops, Media Platform, Inc and ServiceMesh, Inc.

Mr. Pulier’s career has, for the most part, involved him working in enterprise technology, healthcare, and government.His most recognized achievement to date is the “The Bridge to the 21st Century” Exhibition, which he was selected to oversee by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997. Mr. Pulier practically became the face of the event that showcased innovations in health care, education, entertainment and space exploration. The event was a huge success and in a surprise climax, Mr. Pulier facilitated communication with astronauts in the Space Shuttle through a live feed.

After the exhibition, he went on to work alongside Al Gore in health and technology committees.
Eric Pulier has devoted most of his life to philanthropy and helping out in the community. Pulier was at the forefront of developing and advocating for the use and rollout of Starbright World, a social network for chronically ill patients. Through personal funds and donors such as Paul Allen and Intel, Pulier was able to make the concept a reality. Stephen Spielberg was the Chairman of the foundation and worked closely with Pulier on the project. The program was present in over 70 hospitals and included real-time video conferencing and supported virtual interaction.

Mr. Pulier also started Starlight Diabetes, a game dedicated to help kids with diabetes learn more about the disease and how to deal with it from a young age. It was a pioneer in its field, and many more games have come after it that help people learn about diseases in a fun way.

Pulier has served on the boards of a number of organizations including the Centre for
Telecommunications Management(CTM) at the USC Marshall school. He also serves on the innovation board of the X-Prize foundation, an organization that seeks to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
As of May 2015, Mr. Pulier became the CEO of Stemulis.

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