New Jersey native, Eric Pulier, began his love for programming early in the fourth grade. He studied English Literature at Harvard and took classes at MIT. After college, he moved to Los Angeles to start his first company in 1991, People Doing Things (PDT). This company addressed needs such as healthcare and education through technology. His company merged with another in 1998. In addition to his own businesses, he has invested and founded numerous start ups, including Desktone, Media Platform, and Akane.
His excellence and innovation in business has been recognized by his selection to participate in or execute presidential exhibitions. In 1997, he created and executed a presidential technology exhibition called “The Bridge to the 21st century.” He has participated in former Vice-President’s Al Gore’s healthcare and technology forum to assist on health care and technology initiatives. He also participates in Clinton’s global initiative.
He also lead the project, StarBright World, where the social network was designed for terminally ill children. This network allowed them to connect with others in the same situation and share their experiences. He also has donated to and/or sat on the board of other non-profit organizations, The Painted Turtle, a camp for chronically ill children, and the X Prize Foundation.
Pulier has been an active and successful entrepreneur for over 20 years. His contributions to the digital technology start up field have included numerous businesses, start ups, and exhibitions. He has actively worked to help improve the lives of chronically ill children through the social network and the camp.