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Interview with Mike Beckham, CEO of Simple Modern

Mike Beckham is the CEO of Simple Modern, a provider of premium drinkware and consumer products to retail partners like Amazon, Target and Sam’s Club.

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The 2023 OVF Awards Keynote Speaker is Mike Beckham, Chief Executive Officer of Simple Modern, a provider of premium drinkware and consumer products to retail partners like Amazon, Target and Sam’s Club. Simple Modern recently opened a $6M manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City. The company is currently in phase one of a multiyear plan to manufacture millions of units in Oklahoma. Simple Modern was founded in 2015, producing $20,000 in sales in the first year. After creating rapid growth through innovative design, extreme brand loyalty and dedication to “give generously” sales reached nearly $90M in 2022 with projections of over $120M in 2023. SimpleModern.com

In this interview with our CEO Kyle Golding

  • The amazing success of Simple Modern in less than a decade
  • Reshoring domestic manufacturing
  • Mission-driven and values-based business model
  • Keeping Oklahoma’s brightest at home

The 2023 Oklahoma Venture Forum Awards will be held on Thursday, May 18th from 11:00am – 1:30pm at the Oklahoma History Center. Tickets are available at https://ovf.org

Categories & Participating Sponsors:

  • Economic Impact
  • Venture of the Year
  • Most Promising New Venture presented by Oklahoma Business Incubator Association
  • Entrepreneurial Champion presented by Oklahoma Innovative Technology Alliance (OITA)
  • Incubator Tenant presented by Oklahoma Business Incubator Association

The Oklahoma Venture Forum (OVF) is the state’s preeminent organization fostering innovation and economic growth. We introduce investors, mentors and support organizations to entrepreneurs, providing collaborative venues for sharing ideas. OVF champions small businesses and economic development by connecting and recognizing venture talents. Since our beginning, we have acted as the preeminent ecosystem for business innovation and entrepreneurship development. Our diverse membership includes investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers from a wide array of statewide industries.

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