Interested in sponsoring?

Are you looking to grow your engineering team, engage with the community and gain brand exposure? The Lead Developer is the perfect opportunity to connect with hundreds of technical leaders and engineering managers.

We love working with sponsors to find fun and creative ways to showcase your brand at our conferences. In the past, we’ve worked with WeWork, Indeed, Condé Nast, ThoughtWorks, Spotify, Shopify and lots more!

Interested in getting involved? Please contact Daisy Wort, Sponsorship Manager, to find out more and discuss the opportunities that fit your business goals and budget.

The Lead Developer conference sponsorship opportunities

Sponsoring The Lead Developer is a fantastic way to reach an audience of engaged tech leads. Don't just take our word for it, here's what our previous sponsors said when we asked: Did you feel it was worthwhile sponsoring the event?

"The diversity and inclusion sponsorship is a perfect fit for us. We don’t usually sponsor conferences so to be able to have a direct impact on conference diversity is brilliant. The experience has been great and I will be recommending that we do it again next year."

"Definitely worthwhile – we made some great contacts, which was our main aim."

"Yes. We are primarily looking to chat with technical leads, so this event is a great fit."


Premier Sponsor

Founded 2008 in Berlin by David Schneider and Robert Gentz Zalando transformed from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. From logistics, to big brands, to fashion bloggers - we’re building the engine that connects all people and the fashion ecosystem.

Zalando successfully leverages and builds on its four core business units: Fashion, Technology, Business Operations and Logistics. In addition to our vision to unite all players in the fashion industry, this is what makes our company and culture, diverse, inspirational and full of endless opportunities.

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Urban Sports Club

Platinum Sponsor

Founded in 2012 by Moritz Kreppel and Benjamin Roth, Urban Sports Club offers a flexible and diverse flat-rate sports membership. Choose from 50+ types of sports — fitness, swimming, yoga, team sports, wellness, and more — at 7000+ partner venues in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Belgium.

Headquartered in Berlin and with 8 additional European offices, the team at Urban Sports Club is made up of 400+ dynamic and open-minded employees dedicated to one mission: to inspire people to lead an active and healthy life.

With a focus on wellness, we also live by our motto, “WorkOUT Life Balance.” We give our best while we’re in the office, and we know when it’s time to leave the field and recharge. Apply to join our growing team of developers and help build Europe’s largest sports community."

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Free Now

Gold Sponsor

FREE NOW was founded as mytaxi in June 2009 and was the world’s first taxi app that established a direct connection between a passenger and a taxi driver. In July 2019, mytaxi rebranded to FREE NOW. With 14 million passengers and more than 100,000 drivers, FREE NOW is one of the leading ride-hailing providers in Europe. Since February 2019, the service is part of the FREE NOW group, the ride-hailing joint venture of BMW and Daimler. FREE NOW today works with more than 700 employees in 26 offices and is available in over 100 European cities.

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Gold Sponsor

In 2007, Babbel didn’t just enter the online language learning market – they started it. Since then, a threefold challenge has driven them: Everyone. Learning. Languages. Today, Babbel is the world’s top-grossing language learning app.

With Babbel, millions of users learn 14 languages with tailored courses from 8 different display languages. Available for the web, iOS and Android, the app features bite-sized lessons that fit into everyday life. Lessons are delivered through professionally-designed, scientifically proven real-life scenarios that range from introducing oneself, to ordering food and making travel arrangements. This way, Babbel gets learners conversational right from the start, enabling them to ease into everyday conversations.

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Gold Sponsor

GetYourGuide is the place to book the best experiences in destinations across the globe. Since 2009, we’ve made it easy for millions of travelers to find unique and unmissable things to do wherever their travels take them. Backed by leading venture capital investors, GetYourGuide has raised over $650 million in funding to date and has over 600 employees spread across 16 offices worldwide. See our open positions on or get a behind-the-scenes look of life at GetYourGuide on our blog:

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Gold Sponsor

Architrave was founded in 2013. Since then the company enables top tier real estate asset managers to maximize efficiency by providing truly digital workflows. Data, documents and processes are managed on one central platform, based on a complete, accurate and actual data set. Architrave currently manages some 4,000 assets worth of €80 billion for established market players such as BEOS, BNP Paribas, CBRE and Union Investment Real Estate.

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WhiteSource Software

Gold Sponsor

WhiteSource helps developers find and fix open source security vulnerabilities within their native environment. Our platform becomes part of your SDLC and automates the process of open source components selection, approval, and management, including finding and fixing vulnerable components.

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Video Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

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