Sodexo Announces North America Innovation Lab

August 4, 2022

Sodexo has partnered with innovation specialist L Marks to launch an innovation lab for the company’s Sodexo Live! North America hospitality division.

The Sodexo Live! Accelerator will be the first program of its kind in North America. Sodexo has launched similar innovation initiatives in China, Brazil, India, France, and Sweden, and partnered with L Marks for the United Kingdom and Ireland market in 2021. The two organizations will collaborate to find start-ups with scalable solutions that address service, operational optimization, and guest experiences.

“We are never comfortable with the status quo. What makes this program different is the incredible engagement and buy-in that company founders will gain access to at the highest rungs of our organization, as we ideate our offerings for some of the globe’s biggest upcoming entertainment spectacles,” said Steve Pangburn, CEO of Sodexo Live! North America. “This collaboration will drive tangible value for the selected companies and will help Sodexo Live! keep its finger firmly on the pulse of today’s solutions for tomorrow’s live events.”

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Founded in 1966, Sodexo is a global provider of integrated food and facilities management services with more than 380,000 employees in 80 countries. For more information, visit