Welcome to CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center
CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center is the region’s only business accelerator program exclusively for low to moderate income and diverse founders. We nurture early-stage, growth-driven startups based in the City of San Diego and support the entrepreneur community with resources that encourage existing business growth and creation of new businesses.
We are currently accepting applications for Cohort 3!
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Take your startup to the next level. Our six-month program helps your company by giving you the space, mentoring, training and support resources to grow your business and soar on.
Business Resource Center
Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. No need to go it alone. Tap into the right people, places and programs to help move your idea or business forward — right when you need it most.
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Defining Value for Startups and the Community
CAJC’s workspace is designed to foster connections. Our 4,300-square-foot, co-working facility sparks conversations and partnerships.
Our two core programs, the business accelerator and Business Resource Center, provide introductions and connections that have positive impacts on local economic development.
Three core partners make CAJC possible: The City of San Diego, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation and CONNECT.* Together, we are building a stronger and more supportive ecosystem for our local startups and small businesses.
Our goal is to create a vibrant, self-sustaining ecosystem that results in more and better job opportunities for diverse communities.
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Gem in the Diamond Neighborhoods
Welcome to an Active and Inspiring Workspace
Our accelerator is based in the bustling Diamond District in Southeastern San Diego. Our cooperative workspaces and robust Business Resource Center are housed in the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center (next door to Market Creek Plaza and the Euclid Avenue Transit Center), offering our startups top-notch business services, professional amenities and a collaborative community of enterprising entrepreneurs.
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Have questions about our accelerator program? Considering launching a startup? Need help with your current business? Want to offer your professional expertise or supply seed money? Reach out! We’ll happily answer any questions, respond to your generous offers or simply satisfy your curiosity.