Connect&GO Makes The Globe and Mail’s Brand-New Ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

September 24, 2019


September 24, 2019- After ranking No.27 for Fastest-Growing IT Companies in Canada by Growth 500, Connect&GO is thrilled to announce its placement on The Globe and Mail’s ranking: No.378 on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth, Connect&GO earned its spot with three-year growth of 51%.

With an ever-extending list of new clients and projects, the company has developed digital solutions for both the events space and the permanent installations industry. Connect&GO also recently acquired Dator Inc., a leader in management and operations software for the leisure and entertainment industries. The Dator software is a powerful addition to Connect&GO’s offering, allowing the company to reach even more clients in Canada and around the world.

“It’s rare that we have time to stop and look back at how far we’ve come but it’s clear that our incredibly agile team are being recognized for their commitment to innovation and a steady pace through our growth. We couldn’t be prouder to work with such a phenomenal group of people,” says Anthony Palermo, Co-Founder of Connect&GO.

A celebration of success

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine and online at


“We created the Canada’s Top Growing Companies program because we believe there is much Report on Business readers can learn from the successes of the country’s best entrepreneurs,” says Derek DeCloet, Editor of Report on Business and Executive Editor at The Globe and Mail. “We’re excited to be telling their stories.

Continual growth

With its recent acquisition of Dator Inc., Connect&GO has welcomed close to 20 talented professionals with extensive experience in the permanent installations market. The company foresees major investments in the next two years, including the creation of approximately 30 new positions. Connect&GO has been actively fundraising since the start of the year, raising more than $6M in funding to support the company’s expansion. Strategic internal appointments have also recently been announced; creating an executive committee that will propel Connect&GO’s growth moving forward.



About The Globe and Mail

Kilburn Live, a division of Kilburn Media, is one of the fastest growing live events companies in North America. As a global leader in experiential, touring, The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.6 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8 million readers in print and digital every issue.


About Connect&GO

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!