Groundswell Festival of Innovation

Groundswell Festival of Innovation


Showcasing how Tauranga's organisations and people are leading the way through ground-breaking new ideas. 

Also featured are national and international Masterminds sharing their expert knowledge in a range of Masterclasses.

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This event would not be possible without the generous support from our major sponsor Priority One and other partners RHUBARBCucumberSUBURBIATauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council.

Groundswell Masterminds - A Masterclass by John Olsen

27 Jul — 10:00am - 11:00am Paid

With vast experience in HR for Microsoft, GE, and Amazon, John will teach a Masterclass on company culture helping you keep the staff you need.

Groundswell and RHUBARB Present...Pivots - Businesses that have pivoted to survive and thrive

28 Jul — 10:00am - 11:00am Free

Hear from Dr Michelle Dickinson (aka Nanogirl) and Ben Kepes (Principal of Diversity) about how they have pivoted their businesses during recent events

Groundswell Presents...Kaitiaki Assessment - Preparing for strength-based futures

28 Jul — 10:00am - 11:00am Free

Identifying and developing talent for sustainable futures.

Groundswell Presents...BWN Panel - Women in Innovation

28 Jul — 12:00pm - 1:00pm Paid

Be inspired by women at the forefront of innovation

Groundswell and RHUBARB Present...Innovative Insights in Running a Virtual Organisation

28 Jul — 1:00pm - 2:00pm Free

Hear how two key Executives experienced the conversion into a virtual operational environment

Groundswell Masterminds - A Masterclass by Ange Wallace

28 Jul — 3:00pm - 4:00pm Paid

The art of client feedback.
Get uncomfortable by diving deep into client feedback and transform your business

Groundswell Masterminds – A Masterclass by Kathrine Switzer

29 Jul — 10:00am - 11:00am Paid

Running Ruins Your Reproductive Organs and Other Outrageous Myths of Limitation

Groundswell Presents...Work that’s worth it: Tech for Good 2020

29 Jul — 5:00pm - 6:30pm Free

Where tech tools, skills and purpose meet to create a flourishing future.

Groundswell Presents...Ko Māui Hangarau - Maori Tech and Innovation Summit

30 Jul — 9:30am - 3:30pm Paid

Ko Māui Hangarau is a Māori Tech and Innovation Summit showcasing some of the best Māori Tech Innovators and entrepreneurs in the world!

Groundswell Presents...Thought Leadership Thursday: Innovation in the Bay of Plenty

30 Jul — 11:00am - 12:00pm Paid

Local leaders in the tech and innovation space giving insights of their industry and our future

Groundswell presents...A Vision For A Brave And Better New World

31 Jul — 11:30am - 12:30pm Free

Skills and jobs needed for sustainable futures in Tauranga Moana and wider Aotearoa

Presented by Stacey Mareroa

Groundswell Presents...Virtual Art & Upcycled Plastic Creations

1 Aug — 1:00pm - 3:00pm Free

Visit Tauranga Art Gallery’s new online virtual galleries, artist interviews & added fun family activity on-site

By Team Techweek

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