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Groundswell is Coming to Tauranga

Groundswell, Tauranga’s premier festival of Innovation is rolling around again next month, and Cucumber is proud to be involved as the exclusive tech sponsor.

The Bay of Plenty will be buzzing with excitement and celebrating all things innovative, with leading international speakers visiting our shores and sharing their knowledge, from Google to Tesla and Air New Zealand to IBM.

There’s a variety of events that are available for all levels of interest in innovation, categorised as follows:

Dip Your Toes - For those just beginning to learn about innovation, these events will help you gain a greater understanding of the 'i' word

Take A Swim - For those keen to get more involved in the space, improve your skills with one of our hands-on workshops

Deep Dive - For our experienced innovators, upskill at one of our industry specific events

Here’s a taster of the events line-up, for the full schedule and to secure your spot, visit the Groundswell site.

  • The YIA Innovation Forum - we hear about the latest in gaming, how robotics are changing farming, and how Google is revolutionising global education
  • Design the City Experiment – where you can learn to apply design-thinking to benefit Tauranga city with other like-minded individuals
  • The Rhubarb Innovation Summit - a one-day business and technology event for c-suite leaders and their teams which aims to challenge thinking, create curiosity and engage leaders in how to transform their business through digital technology
  • From earthquakes to life savings: Innovating with your back against the wall – A Q&A lunch where you'll hear from three trailblazing women about how they have navigated some of life's most significant challenges, and will share war-stories and pro-tips on intentional and unintentional innovation
  • Tauranga Start Up Weekend - A 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and start-up enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch businesses
  • Race to the Future - Electric bikes, robotics, biotech and self-driving cars. With the option of a full or half day, engage with international leaders and experts who are shaping the future of innovation.

Groundswell is quickly becoming the event for showcasing innovation, and coupled with the wonderful setting of Tauranga, it’s sure to be an amazing week of learning and fun. Book your tickets now!