Extraordinary companies that improve our world.
Blue Sky Restaurants
A NEW KIND OF HOSPITALITY COMPANY
From monkeywrenching the classic steakhouse concept to developing affordable clean foods to building the next generation of distillery, this umbrella company blends hospitality management expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to build companies that improve health and have fun.
PRACTICAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION
Carbon GeoCycle is combining our skills in oil and gas reservoir characterization and operational management with our technical tools for downhole carbon services to create affordable and practical carbon sequestration options.
Learn more at: carbongeocycle.com
ONE OF THE LAST, GREAT WYOMING STEAKHOUSES
We have been rehabilitating this historic pillar of the Wyoming community. Along the way we’ve discovered a great vehicle for celebrating the pioneer spirit of Wyoming - while innovating the steakhouse concept to include clean and fun foods and drinks.
Learn more at: wyomingsteakhouse.com
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRODUCTS
Centennial Woods has built the world’s largest renewable source of second use wood. It manufactures products using that wood and delivers them to responsible private and commercial customers around the world, including Starbucks, Whole Foods, Shake Shack, and Taco Bell.
Learn more at: centennialwoods.com
Clear Creek Partners
INNOVATION DRIVEN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION
Originally founded to apply reservoir characterization technologies to salvaging Powder River basin coalbed methane wells, CCP has broadened its focus to using progressive methods to sustainably produce oil and gas from overlooked reservoirs.
AFFORDABLE CLEAN FOODS
Heritage Foods develops and produces clean foods at the juxtaposition of settled nutritional science, supply chain innovation and culinary best practices. Its aim is to provide safe, affordable food using established supply chains.
BEAUTIFYING SPACES THROUGH BUSINESS INNOVATION
With its affordable, customer centric business model, Laradise Services is a new breed of domestic and light construction services company.
Learn more at: laradiseservices.com
PRACTICAL FUEL CELLS
Our second company, NDC has innovated a classic fuel cell chemistry to create high performance fuel cells and chemical reactors that operate on low cost and easy to transport alcohols.
Learn more at: ndcpower.com
Energy sustainability through georesource innovation
This global energy technical services company enables oil, gas, and mining companies to increase production while reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions. WellDog’s mission involves increasing human potential through improved access to cleaner energy from carbon intensive industries. Its success in executing that mission is evidenced by the A$500 million worth of extra gas its services produce annually for Asia as well as by its leading carbon sequestration services.
Learn more at: www.welldog.com
COMMUNITY, FUN, GRIT
One of our philanthropic ventures, Wyoming Rugby is a US nonprofit company that promotes rugby in order to increase community and social net for youth and adults in Wyoming.
Learn more at: www.wyomingrugby.com
Mothballed and Exited
Blue Sky Batteries
NANOSTRUCTURED SECONDARY BATTERY MATERIALS
Our first company, Blue Sky Batteries has focused on using intentional nanodesign to unlock greater energy densities from rechargeable cathode materials. Given the increased societal focus on the importance of economical and reliable energy storage, reviving this company’s mission is becoming critical.
SEED VENTURE CAPITAL FUND
In 2001 the Wyoming Business Council requested that Blue Sky Group establish a venture fund focused on providing Wyoming entrepreneurs with seed capital, mentoring and follow on fundraising connections. Encouraged by a $5 million verbal commitment from the Wyoming Treasurer, Sunshine Ventures commenced meeting with investors in early September 2001. The effort was derailed by the World Trade Center attack and never restarted.
CONNECTING THE WYOMING ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITY
Our first philanthropic venture, from 2000 to 2008 the nonprofit company Venture West organized regular venture meetings around Wyoming for entrepreneurs and the investors and service providers that support them. More than 1300 people attended them. In 2010, the Wyoming Technology Business Center adopted the company’s mission, morphing it into e2e.
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