Eric Pulier is one of those entrepreneurs that you rarely hear about in the headlines, but you are always aware that they are working hard behind the scenes. Eric Pulier founded the XPrize Foundation which is focused on giving young technological innovators the creative outlet they need to make real, dynamic change. Pulier has also cemented himself as a leading philanthropist with his work dealing with chronically ill children at the Painted Turtle summer camp. Eric Pulier is a man of many talents and it can be an enlightening experience to trace them back throughout his journey.
It all started in New Jersey where Eric Pulier was born and raised. It was apparent early on that Pulier had a gift and his supreme focus on computers was eye opening. Pulier was programming his own computers while still in grade school and he would be opening up his own computer company before graduating high school. Pulier would go from selling computer databases in New Jersey to attending Harvard for his collegiate education. Pulier attended all four years and graduated Magna Cum Laude while also working as the lead editor at the school paper, the Harvard Crimson.
All of this education background is just to show that Pulier has always practiced what he preaches and it has led him to great success: prepare, prepare, prepare. Pulier is an entrepreneur and his success has almost single-handedly come by way of his extensive and meticulous preparation. Pulier focuses on markets that can provide him an in and an outlet to innovate. He also keeps track of his notes and never lets a good idea pass him by. Part of succeeding as an entrepreneur is being willing to go that extra mile and never let these concepts slip away. After Harvard, Eric Pulier would immediately head out to Los Angeles. Pulier would land in L.A. and start his first company in 1991. From there success seemed ready to be embraced. Pulier has become a staunch tech innovator, public speaker, and published author. Right now Pulier is focused on his work with vAtomic Systems, a company that focuses on bringing digital goods to the real world.