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Tenant Companies

The Steve Ballmer Building is home to three tenant companies and has room to include more. This close proximity between education and industry provides unique opportunities for collaboration, hiring, and knowledge sharing.


Hyperproof is the first-ever continuous compliance SaaS designed to give compliance professionals the ability to easily collect evidence (to verify the efficacy of internal controls) and collaborate with stakeholders to keep compliance controls up-to-date 365 days a year. Hyperproof not only reduces administrative work from compliance processes, it also helps organizations mitigate their risks on an ongoing basis — which is especially important in a time when the regulatory environment is uncertain and cybersecurity risk is on the rise.  Hyperproof is used by organizations large and small, including DigiCert, ATS Technology, Prime 8, Qorus and more.

Hyperproof decided to move into the GIX/Steve Ballmer building not only because GIX provides a great physical environment for our employees conveniently located near downtown Bellevue, but also because it allows Hyperproof to tap into a great talent pool of GIX students and alumni. We’ve enjoyed our time in GIX. We appreciate the GIX-sponsored happy hours and the spontaneous opportunities to meet interesting people in the building (students, GIX faculty, staff and members of other startups).

Educative was founded by two brothers who were working at Microsoft and Facebook. As software engineers, they noticed that although they were expected to constantly learn new programming languages and technologies, the learning resources they had access to were one-size-fits-all, video-based platforms. They wanted something better served to the specific needs of developers.

Educative was made from the ground up to help software developers upskill as quickly and effectively as possible. Courses are text-based, which means you can skim back and forth or take notes like a book. At the same time, courses contain live coding environments built right in so developers can practice as they learn. It’s the best of textbooks combined with the best of online learning.

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At Resolute we offer industry leading product design services including Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, FW/SW, RF and Manufacturing Engineering. Utilizing the GIX advanced prototyping lab and our network of global suppliers and manufacturing partners, we create tailored solutions for our clients to meet their goals. Our client-base spans from Fortune 500 companies to startups looking to get their first prototypes built. We have a passion to stay at the forefront of technology and provide added value to our clients by constantly learning and looking forward to industry trends and emerging innovations. In other words, we love what we do and it shows in the quality of our work.

You can find us, and our friendly dogs on the second floor of the Steve Ballmer Building. As a family run business, we feel fortunate to have moved into the Steve Ballmer Building which allows us to contribute to the incredible atmosphere provided by University of Washington MSTI students and faculty who share our passion for innovation and product development.

Learn more about Resolute