Today’s tech world is generally one where most successful entrepreneurs follow similar paths. There is a repetitive pattern of Harvard and MIT graduates flock to Silicon Valley hoping to be the next VC darling. While he is a Harvard grad, success story Eric Pulier’s tech career has been anything but typical. I began to take notice of him with the launch of XPrize, one of his most noteworthy startups. This altruistic venture helps ambitious and talented teens and adults pursue their dreams with the winners receiving monetary support. XPrize led to Akana, a successful SOA venture that was sold to Rogue Wave Software in 2016.
I am also impressed with Pulier’s dedication to children with life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses. He has worked with both Painted Turtle and Starbright World in order to help these children to have access to all that technology can offer. Painted Turtle is a summer camp for ill children to which Eric has donated money and his time in building the organization’s cloud infrastructure. With Starbright World, he worked to build a secure and interactive social media platform for ill children in order to help them to communicate with others. He has also worked to bring adaptive technology to children who suffer from MS. Pulier also worked with former President Bill Clinton to help bring technological systems to communities in need.
Following the sale of Akana, Eric has continued to be a successful and in-demand author for tech related subjects. His articles on the subject of technology have appeared in publications such as Forbes. Pulier is also the author of Understanding Enterprise SOA which dealt with this complicated topic in an easy to digest format that appealed to many readers who are novices in world of technology. The insight shared in this publication has been shared throughout the industry and is touted for its insightful and informative style of writing.
While he has not always followed the same path of other successful tech entrepreneurs, Eric Pulier is an innovator that I will continue to follow and emulate wherever possible especially in increasing my philanthropic efforts.
About Eric Pulier: https://ideamensch.com/eric-pulier/