As part of our series looking at aspiring and emerging tech hubs, we visited Phoenix, the “Silicon Desert.” It’s home to a growing startup scene, testing sites for self-driving cars and many young entrepreneurs pitching themselves as the next big thing. The city has a lot of potential, but how does it compare to Boston, New York — or even San Francisco? To find out, we focused on three important ingredients that cities need to be considered a tech hub: culture, talent and capital.

Read more about ASU’s place in Silicon Valley.