GROUNDSWELL 2020

A DIGITAL FESTIVAL OF INNOVATION IN COLLABORATION WITH TECHWEEK

27 July – 2 August

During Groundswell, Tauranga will come alive in the digital world with a range of events that push boundaries and break the mould. We tackle everything from arts and culture, to sports, business, and technology.

This year Groundswell will host a range of game-changing Masterclasses with revolutionary business leaders and visionary entrepreneurs sharing their expert knowledge. Now is your chance to upskill and learn from the best!

2020 Event Programme & Tickets

2020 Key Speakers

We have brought together national and international superstars who are living right here in Aotearoa!! From an entrepreneur who has pivoted her business within 48 hours, to a woman breaking multiple world records through running. Our speakers will share their innovative insights and ground-breaking stories through a series of Masterclasses and online events.

DR MICHELLE DICKINSON
Bestselling author, television presenter, entrepreneur and creator of Nanogirl

This superstar spent her career engineering nanotechnology solutions for the tech industry. She is passionate about creating innovative ways for everyone to have a positive relationship with science and technology. Michelle will share innovative insights on how she and her husband lost their STEM business to COVID, then built a new one in just 3 days!!

This event is proudly hosted by RHUBARB

JOHN OLSEN
Over 20 years’ global leadership experience in HR for Microsoft and Amazon

John’s global leadership experience includes large scale (shipping packages at Amazon), turnarounds (Windows Phone), strategic acquisitions (Skype at Microsoft), and hyper-growth (Alexa and Kindle). John will teach a masterclass around practical ideas for you to build a company culture that will help you keep the staff you need and make your business successful.

This Masterclass is proudly sponsored by RHUBARB

KATHRINE SWITZER
Iconic athlete, author, Emmy-winning broadcaster, and social causes advocate

In 1967 Kathrine was the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon which then led to ground-breaking moments that changed the world. 50 years later, at the age of 70, she ran the Boston Marathon again, breaking yet another barrier of limitation. Kathrine will share motivational tips around sports performance innovation, mental toughness and overcoming myths of limitation.

This Masterclass is proudly sponsored by Priority One

ANGE WALLACE
Director, What Lies Beneath

This innovative businesswoman spent 17 years in the export arena which led her to create ‘What Lies Beneath’, designed to help business owners gain a fresh view of their company at both a strategic and operational level. Ange will teach a Masterclass to help viewers understand how to introduce client feedback into their business. Learn important tips to get into the guts of your clients’ experience, so you can ask the right questions and capture exactly what they need.

This Masterclass is proudly hosted by Venture Centre 

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