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SkySong a big part of Scottsdale being named among top places to launch a start-up


Arizona State University’s SkySong helped Scottsdale be recognized as one of the top places to launch a start-up outside of Silicon Valley and New York, according to an article published in the Phoenix Business Journal.



The article mentions how Datafox, a San Francisco-based deal-sourcing and research platform, conducted a study and ranked Scottsdale eighth on its list of more than 12,000 U.S. cities. exterior of SkySong ASU's SkySong in Scottsdale is home to a global business community.
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Datafox notes how Scottsdale made important partnerships, specifically mentioning the teaming up with ASU location SkySong. 



“Scottsdale fosters deep connections between entrepreneurs, students and community members: For example, SkySong, the live-work center for resources and capital for entrepreneurs, is the result of a collaboration between the city and university,” DataFox said in its ranking explanation. “And according to Hoovers Inc., the city boasts over 13,000 companies founded since 2010 that had at least $5 million in annual revenue.”

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Scottsdale made the list because it fit three of DataFox’s four metrics, including combining a low cost of living with a high start-up density and strong company growth.

Article Source: Phoenix Business Journal