Eric Pulier is among those rare class of entrepreneurs who have build companies based on the belief that the primary purpose of a company is to serve its shareholders. Believing in the humanitarian cause, Eric has helped form world-class organizations that continue to assist individuals across the globe.
In fact, Eric was different from others since his childhood. For instance, he programmed his first computer when he was in the fourth grade and started a database computer company, in high school. At Harvard, he broadened his knowledge by acquiring degrees in English and Literature.
After graduation, he founded, People Doing Things, a technology company, which helped address important healthcare and educational issues of the day. Just three years later, in 1994, he also founded Digital Evolution. Still, his most inspiring contributions is Starbright World. It is a private social network that helps children with chronic illness to chat, share ideas and communicate with each others. It is also notable that Eric Pulier also devised the first multimedia educational program for children with Multiple Sclerosis. Actually, he pioneered the idea of using the home computer to teach children about Multiple Sclerosis. Using an innovative device, users without sufficient motor control could answer questions and quizzes to learn about their condition.
In 2010, Eric was also honored by US Doctors for Africa where he was bestowed with gratitude and honors for bringing technical innovation to serve the healthcare needs of people living in Africa. In fact, Eric’s interest in healthcare also allowed him to oversee Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C, “The Bridge to 21st Century”. During the time, he also served as Senior Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President, Al Gore. Today, Eric actively participates in campaigns such as Clinton Global Initiative.
Seeking his innovate ideas to combat important social problems, the board at the prestigious X-Prize Foundation asked him to advise on matter related to innovation. It is notable that X-Prize Foundation seeks to find solutions to some of the greatest challenges to humanity. Besides, Eric Pulier is also very active in serving Painted Turtle, a camp for kids with chronic illness.
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