Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, author, and more importantly a philanthropist. Mr. Eric Pulier got started early when it came to working with technology. He grew up in New Jersey, and by fourth grade he started computer programing. He did stop there though, by the time he was in high school he had founded a database computer company. After high school he went to Harvard where he got his English and American Literature degree. He wrote for the Harvard Crimson, but he didn’t forget about his computer skills either. While attending Harvard he also attended MIT. He graduated magna cum laude in 1988.
By 1991 it was time for a move to the west coast. He moved to Los Angeles and founded People Doing Things. People Doing Things focused on health care, education, and other issues that technology could be used to improve. This company was successful and made differences in the surrounding area. By 1994 it was time for his next company Digital Evolution. Digital Evolution merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998 and Mr. Pulier began work to build Starbright World. Starbright World is a social network, like Facebook, that is for chronically ill kids to chat with each other. This allows them to have some hope and interaction with other children. It also lets the kids learn that they aren’t the only ones going through certain things, which really helps the child’s mood and morale.
Eric Pulier doesn’t stop their though when it comes to helping kids in need. He also works with the Painted Turtle which is a camp that helps kids with chronic illness. This camp allows the kids to just have fun and be kids. So while Eric Pulier is a technology guru and has created a few successful companies he doesn’t forget about what life is all about. He helps make sure that the ill children who, may be forgotten by others, are able to have a fun and enjoyable life no matter the condition they are in. He wants to make it so kids can just be kids even if they are suffering from a major illness.