Connect&GO is proud to announce its partnership with the student association at HEC Montréal. Together, they intend to make physical cash non-existent at the prestigious university’s student events.
As of the first semester of this school year, all students will use the Connect&GO platform for cashless solutions. Students will receive a unique RFID card to be used as their digital passport for various school events. The RFID card will be the only method of payment accepted at many events organized by the HEC student association – one of the first student associations in North America to adopt a “100% cashless” solution.
Students will simply download the AEHEC application in order to manage their virtual wallets. With just a few clicks, students can add money to their account; review previous transactions and even request a refund. Each unique RFID card will also have valuable information stored on it, such as medical information and emergency contacts for that particular student. As of October, AEHEC will also deploy the first self-serve RFID card dispenser used at a university. Students will then be able to receive their cards directly from the dispenser, and will use the same machine to top-up funds on existing cards.
“We are very proud to be partnering with Connect&GO,” says Florent Roquette, Vice President of communications for AEHEC. “In addition to offering our members a simple and convenient technological solution, this partnership will allow us to develop new innovations for our students.”
The students will also use Connect&GO’s ticketing platform to purchase tickets for various school events. Whether it’s for a back-to-school kick-off event or an end of semester party, the student association will be able to use the platform to put a variety of events online and easily manage operations and ticket sales; which are an important source of revenue for the association.
“This is the first time our technology will be used on a university campus, and we are very proud of this collaboration with AEHEC. Many Connect&GO employees are HEC graduates, so it made sense for our first university deployment to be at this school. This partnership will not only allow us to deploy our existing technology, but it will also give us an opportunity to let the students test new technologies and participate in the development of other innovative initiatives” says Dominic Gagnon, Co-Founder of Connect&GO.
In negotiations with other campuses
The Montreal-based company is already in negotiations with many other campuses in Canada and the United States to deploy its technological solution. In addition to working with student associations similar to AEHEC, Connect&GO also intends to offer RFID student card solutions that will allow for more efficient access control, security and cashless payments throughout the university – at cafeterias, book stores and more.
In collaboration with its 16 committees and 200 volunteers, AEHEC (l’Association des étudiants d’HEC Montréal), brings 4,200 students from the BAA program and the preparatory year at HEC Montréal together each year for a variety of events that offer an unforgettable student life experience and an exceptional introduction into the professional world.
Connect&GO is a global leader in Guest Experience Engineering packaging the simplest wearable RFID technology with the smartest modular operations management system for the leisure, attractions, sports and entertainment industries. Flexible software modules for Ticketing, Access Control, Point of Sale, Cashless Payments, Gamification, Experiential Activations and Activities Management create a seamless end-to-end guest experience that generates secondary revenues, increases spend-per-head and maximizes guest engagement. Connect&GO has served major amusement and water parks, ski hills and resorts, brands and agencies, festivals and sporting events around the world to integrate easy-to-use wearable technology into the incredible experiences they offer, making it simple for guests to ENTER, PAY and PLAY!
Dominic Gagnon, Co-Founder & CEO
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