Sodexo has launched an accelerator program to help solve operational challenges in the healthcare and senior-living sectors.
As part of that initiative, the foodservice provider has chosen three startups—ThriveMap, 1Huddle and Memory Lane Games—to pilot their innovations at select facilities.
“Sodexo’s Healthcare and Seniors Accelerator, in partnership with L Marks, represents Sodexo’s ongoing commitment to continuous innovation,” said Pietro Ferraro, Sodexo Healthcare and Seniors global head of strategy, in a statement. “Our goal is always to continually improve the patient, resident, and employee experience which is why we’ve chosen these startups to pilot their innovations to not only enhance Sodexo’s offerings but help our clients thrive in difficult operating environments.”
ThriveMap, which offers personalized pre-hire assessments for high-volume, frontline hiring, will be piloted at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonsburg, Va.
Meanwhile, 1Huddle offers a training and development platform that incorporates mobile games and will be tested at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa.
The third startup, Memory Lane Games, is an application that produces customized quiz games to monitor and manage cognitive decline due to neurological issues. It will be piloted at St. Paul’s Senior Services in San Diego.
Sodexo choose the three startups from a group of 11, which were invited to pitch in person. Those 11 were chosen from over 100 applicants.