Sodexo, leading food and facilities management partner to the thousands of healthcare and senior living communities across the U.S., is looking to revolutionize the health and care industries. We have our finger on the pulse of the latest innovative solutions that help ensure the best possible experience for patients, residents, families, and staff. As a startup originally founded by Pierre Bellon in 1966, the entrepreneurial mindset has always been part of Sodexo’s DNA. Today, Sodexo spans 80+ countries, partnering with over 100 startups across the world. Will you be next?


Are You Ready To Scale-Up With Sodexo Accelerator?

Sodexo's accelerators program looks for startups across the world to collaborate and make innovation thrive. To date, Sodexo more broadly has launched 15 programs across seven regions (including France, China, Brazil and Sweden), most recently completing a successful accelerator program in the UK and Ireland with partner L Marks. The Sodexo Healthcare and Seniors Accelerator is the first program of its kind in our industry in North America. 

The Sodexo Healthcare and Seniors Accelerator provides the opportunity to test your future-facing solution at top hospitals, healthcare systems, and senior living communities in the country. If your pitch is successful, you will receive mentoring from senior executives, gain insights from subject matter experts, and there’s the potential for a scaled commercial relationship, too. 

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Here’s What We’re Looking For

Sodexo is committed to powering human care and elevating senior living. We are committed to improving quality of life. We are looking for innovative solutions to be ahead of new trends within the industry—to propel and reimagine our business through improved efficiency and quality, providing industry-leading, world class experience for our patients, residents, and staff. That means we have many opportunities to work together:

Employee Experience

We serve millions of patients and residents. At the heart of care is our people and we are committed to finding solutions beyond industry norms to improve our employee experience and reduce the labor burden on nurses and health systems. We are looking for tools and platforms to enhance recruitment, make training easier, boost retention, reduce burnout - and improve communication and collaboration.

Patient & Resident Experience

Sodexo partners with healthcare providers and senior living communities to deliver exceptional experiences for patients and residents. We're looking for new ways to empower our partners to provide the next-generation experience in and beyond the four walls of their sites - to improve emotional and physical health, build trust in Sodexo, facilitate community socialization, and enhance satisfaction.

Exceptional Foodservice

Food is at the heart of everything we do. We're interested in innovative solutions to enhance our current offerings and deepen our understanding of our customers' preferences and dietary needs, including innovative menu and recipe building (including automatic recipe generation based on inventory), clinical nutrition, and physical delivery solutions that enhance convenience and safety.


Sodexo serves in multiple sectors of health and care. Do you have an out-of-the-box solution to help us deliver a better experience to our clients and consumers? We’d love to hear from you. We're fast-paced, fast-growing and always interested in optimizing how we work. We're seeking innovative ways to improve sustainability, better utilize data, and to continuously improve the consumer experience.

How Does the Accelerator Work?

If you are ready to scale your product or service with a company of Sodexo's vast reach in Healthcare and Seniors, and you have considered our focus areas above, please apply through our portal. Once you have submitted your details, we will work with our partners, L Marks, to review your responses and see if you’re an ideal fit for the program. L Marks may be in touch to gather further details and can answer any questions you have before your details are submitted to the program committee for review. Selected applications will be invited to pitch their innovative solutions to Sodexo. 

Successful start-ups and scale-ups will then be offered the chance to work with mentors over a ten-week period to trial and fine-tune their solutions in a live environment.

Applications are open beginning May 15th, 2023. Finalist applicants will be contacted to present their start-up at a live "pitch" meeting in July, in the Northeast.

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Why Accelerate With Sodexo?

Sodexo Healthcare and Seniors Accelerator is designed to help you develop your solution, starting with deciding on a specific use case, receiving essential guidance from your mentors, and demonstrating the value of your solution to Sodexo. Each start-up’s experience within the program will be unique - we tailor the mentoring and education programs to meet your specific business needs. The program has four stages: application, pitch, program, and demo. This gives you the opportunity to reach Sodexo's elite client base and learn from our decades of experience in our market sectors. Ultimately, we want to build a relationship based on trust and, if our collaboration throughout the program is successful, we hope that you’ll see us as the first port of call when you need feedback on your new products.

About Our Program Partner, L Marks

L Marks is a leading global innovation specialist which has created over 80 programs with its partners in Europe, Asia and North America. Founded in 2014 with an established presence in the UK and the US, L Marks has developed and delivered results-driven corporate innovation solutions, trusted by world-leading brands including BMW, Lloyd’s of London and Arsenal FC.


Through their award-winning Innovation Labs, L Marks’ partners have worked with over 400 startups with a successful deployment rate of over 70%. The L Marks New Ventures unit supports its clients to create and develop new revenue-generating businesses through its Venture Studio, and transform their corporate culture within their Intra-Lab.

Our Global Experience

We collaborate with start-ups all over the world. Using our years of knowledge and wide-ranging market experience, we can help start-ups to pilot and scale their ideas on the highest level. Find out more about our worldwide innovation experience.