Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence Program

The Entrepreneurs in Residence program provides students with direct connections to successful entrepreneurs for mentorship so that students can transform their ideas into reality. Students have the option to meet with entrepreneurs to receive free advice, coaching, as well as networking connections to industry for potential partnerships.


Paul Carlisle Headshot

Paul Carlisle is a graduate of the WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business where he developed the business plan for his highly-successful and locally-based technology business, elevate, which provides technology solutions for businesses and organizations across the Pacific Northwest. In addition to his business roles, he serves as an adjunct faculty member with the WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business, as well as the WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business advisory council. He also received the Sam Volpentest Entrepreneurial Leadership Award in 2016, which recognizes community leaders who provide support to entrepreneurs in the region.

Christina Lomasney Headshot

Christina Lomasney co-founded Modumetal and served as the company’s president and CEO until 2020. The company partnered with leading Fortune 500 companies to commercialize revolutionary classes of nanostructured metals. Prior to Modumetal, she co-founded Isotron while in graduate school. Through Isotron, she realized a portfolio of advanced materials for environmental remediation and nuclear, biological and chemical defense. Lomasney now serves as an advisor to technology companies in energy, transportation, defense, manufacturing and advanced materials sectors, is a registered patent agent and volunteers as a board director on Washington state’s main initiative to secure critical material supply chains – JCDREAM.org. She was named by Fortune as one of the “World’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs.”

Contact us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Paul Carlisle at pcarlisle@wsu.edu.