As venues look increasingly to cashless solutions for access control and on-site payment, RFID technology expert, Connect&GO, has been ranked 9th in the Growth 500 list of Canada’s Fastest Growing IT Companies.
The company has seen exponential growth in the last five years, placing it at #202 in the overall Growth 500 list.
Growth 500 is produced by Canada’s business and current affairs media brand, Canadian Business. The list ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Connect&GO made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 355%.
“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable,” comments Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 Program Manager. “Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today.
“As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”
RFID technology provides seamless guest experience
Connect&GO’s RFID technology provides end-to-end seamless guest experiences for access, cashless payment, f&b and experiential applications at major festivals, sporting events, theme parks, family entertainment centres and resorts around the world.
Founded seven years ago, the company currently operates offices in Montreal, QC, Austin, TX and Paris, France.
“It continues to be an extraordinary journey that were on and our growth is a reflection of our world-class team’s commitment to innovation and excellence,” says Anthony Palermo, co-founder of Connect&GO.
“Connect&GO is dedicated to creating revenue-generating, frictionless customer experiences and we’re so humbled to be working with the best brands on the biggest projects in the world.”
Connect&GO is the company behind the contactless payment tattoo. Used at the Super Bowl earlier this year, the semi-permanent tattoo is linked to a credit card account, allowing users to instantly pay for items and f&b while on site. The chip can also be used to link to entertainment experiences such as virtual reality.
In July, Palermo was selected as a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year.