Michael Prichard

Founder, WillowTree Apps
Michael Prichard

The Beginning
Born in Marquette, MI, I grew up in Greece, Italy, Germany and Turkey.

Why Charlottesville
I moved here in 2004 because my spouse is from Madison, VA. We wanted to be closer to family but didn’t want to live in Northern Virginia.

What is Charlottesville’s greatest untapped potential?
Information Technology. Software is truly disrupting many traditional markets and the opportunity to build a competitive offering nationally is very real in Charlottesville. We have a great place to live, rich history, resources including capital and mindshare and a great University to pull from.

Connection to Tom Tom
Paul Beyer.

Favorite part about Tom Tom
The ability for the festival to pull very busy folks together in one place to have fun while having the ability to discuss ideas and learn from each other.

Interests and Involvement
Family. I’m also the co-founder of WillowTree, a technology company that builds mobile apps. I’m involved in the Charlottesville Technology Community and interested in aviation.

Founding Partners