Connate takes its name from the term for existing in a person from birth. The main idea is to break the walls between two strangers by informing the two individuals of each others’ existence after a certain number of times they have crossed paths. After connecting, both would have the ability to either deny or accept their request in order to allow them access to each other’s profiles. Once they have access, they may view photos, portfolio, resumes, or other social platforms the user wants to share.
Other apps, such as Happn, share the same idea of location and crossed paths. However, most are focused on dating, like Tinder and Grindr. On the other hand, Connate will allow students to increase both professional and personal contacts. The campus in The New School, being nontraditional, allows students to interact on a daily basis with other students in different majors. Students using this app will have the advantage to network with other students, whether they are in the same field of study or not.
In addition, Connate could also be used in a business setting, where employees can connect with other employees in the company that share the same educational background.
Process of connecting with one of the individuals you have passed