SoftServe, Inc. is Ukrainian technology solutions company that provides software product and application development and services. With Its headquarters in Austin, Texas and European headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine, the company employs more than 3,900 people in offices throughout the United States and Europe. It is one of the largest software developers in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest outsourced IT company in Ukraine. SoftServe was founded in 1993 in Lviv, Ukraine. Started by two post-graduate students of Lviv Polytechnic, it began as a software development company with headquarters in Lviv. The company was initially supported by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Incubator Center and its first known client was General Electric. The company opened its first office in the United States in 2000. SoftServe was instrumental in building Microsoft Birds Eye service in 2004. It used the same concept that was later used by Google for its Google Street View. For its work on the project, SoftServe was invited to speak at Microsofts annual conference where it was used as an example of business applications that could be built by technology corporations. In 2006, SoftServe founded SoftServe University. It became the companys corporate training program for improving developers and retraining specialists. Based in Ukraine, it also offers international IT Professional certificates to employees who complete the program. With the launch of SoftServe University, the company became the first to establish a corporate university in Ukraine. In 2008, SoftServe also founded Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University.