• Empowering the next generation of Arizona entrepreneurs.

  • The Flywheel Effect: StartupAZ's Operational Framework

    When Performance Drives Generosity


    “It’s safe to say our flywheel is spinning and only gaining momentum – and that’s thanks, in large part, to the spirit of generosity that is very much alive in this region. There is an undeniable linkage between performance and generosity, and over the last several years, Arizona’s flywheel has been building up a tremendous amount of kinetic energy and momentum, which has been dependent on three things: its velocity, how much friction it encounters, and its mass. And though it needs a lot of force to get it started, it also needs a lot of force to make it stop –– which, as it turns out, is not unlike the growth and vitality of the Valley’s startup and innovation community.”

    - The Generosity Flywheel: A Key Driver in Arizona’s Startup Community, April, 2020

  • WHY, Arizona  

    Arizona consistently outpaces most of the nation in key performance growth indicators with Phoenix currently ranked 5th as the most populous city in the US. Why? Because Arizona remains one of the best places to live, work and play—making it an ideal place to start and grow a company. Cost of living, infrastructure, climate, transportation, and access to talent and other markets continue to drive exploration and innovation in new technologies, services, and products that, in turn, drive a revitalized, more resilient regional economy.

    Learn more about the region's economic drivers at theconnectedplace.com.

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