If you wanted to make it in the world of technology and business then you had better be prepared to diversify, push yourself, and pray that you are in the right place at the right time. For Eric Pulier, a Harvard grad and tech legend, the business world has been nothing but good to him. Eric Pulier is a name that has flown under the radar in terms of public perception but he has been almost a legend within the tech world. Let’s break down the wide, varied, and creative career of Eric Pulier.
To get the real measure of a business legend like Pulier you have to go back to the beginning. Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey where he would become a tech mastermind by the fourth grade — when he first started programming computers. By high school graduation in 1984, Pulier was already running his own database computer business. The next step was college and Pulier was a runaway hit at Harvard where he was both a prolific writer and renowned for his tech savvy.
After graduating from Harvard it was time for Pulier to move to the coast and pursue his career in the tech world. Pulier’s found most of his success as an entrepreneur and with one business in particular: XPrize. XPrize is as much of a business as it is a foundation that churns out startups that are borderline revolutionary. XPrize was founded with the intent of giving tech based companies the chance to push the limits with their work and be rewarded for it. XPrize has been a huge part of various innovative technologies up to and including actual space travel. Wild stuff for a guy from New Jersey!
When you get past the techno-entrepreneurial work and head to philanthropy you will see why and where Pulier really shines. Eric Pulier runs the Painted Turtle camp which is a special camp for children suffering from chronic and recurring illness. This camp helps to give these troubled children the chance to enjoy a summer just like anybody else their age and for that, Eric Pulier, we salute you.