Sponsors & Partners

Since 2011, The Lean Startup has served as an iconic framework for entrepreneurial management and sustainable transformation. Our community spans across industries and companies of all sizes attracting business leaders from across the globe.

The Lean Startup Conference is the flagship event for innovation luminaries and disruptors, providing significant potential for partners looking to reach an innovative, trendsetting audience.

Sponsorship opportunities can include the following:

  • Hosting a table to showcase your product, service, and or to help with your recruiting efforts
  • Co-producing original content with Lean Startup Co. to elevate your conference presence and reach more than 300,000+ followers
  • Customized sponsorship packages to meet any goals

If your organizations is interested in sponsoring Lean Startup Conference 2018, please email [email protected]

2018 Conference Sponsors


Established in 1999, Zappos.com has quickly become the leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales by striving to provide shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos currently showcases millions of products fromover 1,000 clothing and shoe brands. Zappos is also proud to be rated ELITE by STELLAService and was named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S.

More information about the customer service philosophy, unique culture and job openings can be found at www.zappos.com/about/press-kit. More information about Zappos Insights, and its business membership program can be found at zapposinsights.com. Zappos.com,Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.

Moves the Needle

Moves the Needle ignites entrepreneurial action within organizations by educating, enabling and empowering people to be closer to the customer, move faster and act bolder. Leveraging design thinking and Lean Startup principles tailored for the enterprise, Moves the Needle's lean innovation bootcamps, accelerator programs and strategic advising create immediate and lasting impact. Sign up for a speed mentoring session at the conference by clicking here.


Pivotal Software, Inc. combines our cloud-native platform, developer tools, and unique methodology to help the world’s largest companies transform the way they build and run their most important applications. Our technology is used by Global 2000 companies to achieve strategic advantages in software development and IT operations.


AgileCraft was purpose-built to align high-level business outcomes with incremental execution. AgileCraft's powerful platform and rich reporting provides one source of truth for managing opportunities, measuring value delivery, and optimizing throughput. We help large organizations operate at startup speed.

Silicon Valley Bank

No one understands startups like SVB. From Stripe to Pinterest and Jive to Cloudera, we’re the platform that powers the world’s most disruptive technologies. And unlike a typical bank, we were founded in Silicon Valley, so our products have been designed alongside founders just like you and are honed for the unique needs of rapidly growing technology startups. So take the guesswork out of banking — we have everything you need to get set-up, get running, and most importantly - get back to building.


Vettery is fundamentally changing the way people hire and get hired. We connect top tech talent with growing companies through our online hiring marketplace. Vettery works with thousands of companies and tens of thousands of job-seekers.

Real Thread

Ordering custom t-shirts can be a pain, but it shouldn’t be. Real Thread makes ordering custom t-shirts simple, creative, and dare we say, fun! Whether for your company, clothing line, or passion project, our t-shirt experts guide you through the process –– turning apparel ideas to ideal apparel.


Balsamiq is the maker of the industry-leading rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.

Lean Startup Co. Education

Lean Startup Education provides an innovation framework specifically designed for 21st century uncertainty. Our senior faculty lead tailored management strategy sessions, allowing organizations of all sizes to experiment rapidly with new products, services, and business models without losing existing customers

Conference Partners