SSU Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program welcomes accomplished business leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area. At the School of Business, our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence play diverse roles—from delivering lectures to mentoring budding startups, judging business competitions, and advising on strategic boards. Their vast real-world experiences enhance the theoretical knowledge imparted at the School of Business, offering students practical insights through their unique business narratives.

We deeply appreciate their dedication to our purpose-driven mission. Among these dedicated professionals is Chris Stewart, always available for mentorship and guidance. To schedule a session, whether in-person or via Zoom, reach out to Chris at

chris_stewartChris Stewart, Co-founder of Pocket Radar, Inc.,Entrepreneur-in-Residence Lead

Chris Stewart is a prominent regional entrepreneur with 40-plus years of experience leading technology companies and startups. He began his career as a design engineer, and research and development project manager at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies. In 2009, he founded his own technology companies, Invention Planet LLC and Pocket Radar Inc. Chris has been a volunteer faculty at Sonoma State University where he lectured in courses on electrical engineering and business entrepreneurship. He also serves as chairman and lead industry advisor of the SSU Makerspace External Advisory Board and Electrical Engineering Department, respectively. Chris brings expertise in design, new product development, strategic business planning, patents, and consulting.


Michelle Wilson (above) and  Cristina Wilson-Hudlin (below)Michelle Wilson and 
Cristina Wilson-Hudlin, Co-Founders and Co-Owners of Ooh La Luxe

Michelle and Cristina Wilson, Sonoma State University graduates, transitioned from a college coffee cart to establishing Ooh La Luxe. This thriving fashion brand, with a decade in the industry, boasts three outlets, a dynamic online store, and a loyal clientele. Cristina excels in merchandise curation and operations, while Michelle, the marketing maestro, amplifies brand visibility through photoshoots and strategic Instagram campaigns.