New ideas, new products and new ways to approach problems are what alter, advance and propel companies forward. In fact, 50% of the annual growth of the U.S. GDP is tied to new innovation, according to analysis by economists from the U.S. Chamber Foundation.
And that’s why 405 Business Magazine wanted to focus on the innovators working throughout Oklahoma to push our companies, products and thinking forward. Through a nomination process, the 405 Business editorial team selected the recipients of the 2023 Innovator Awards, highlighting CEOs, entrepreneurs and other business leaders driving innovation in Oklahoma.
We’re proud to present these innovative leaders and their companies, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.
Innovator of the Year – Sharina Perry
Manufacturing Innovator of the Year – Kimray
Biotech Innovator of the Year – Sci-Lume Labs
Aerospace Innovator of the Year – Vigilant Aerospace
Real Estate Innovator of the Year – Wheeler Home
Startup Innovator of the Year – JackBe Grocery
Enterprise Innovator of the Year – Heartland
Innovation Advocate of the Year – Katy Boren
Healthcare Innovator of the Year – Dr. Mahmoud Khaimi, Dean McGee Eye Institute
Finance Innovator of the Year – Cortado Ventures
Talent & Workforce Innovator of the Year – Francis Tuttle
Technology Innovator of the Year – Lumata Health
Hospitality & Dining Innovator of the Year – Harvey Bakery and Kitchen
Social Sector Innovator of the Year – Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust