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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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Startup Accelerator

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.

Stay Up to Date

We’re Making Headline News

CAJC entrepreneurs and programs are making headline news. Check out our most recent coverage and catch up on other business and startup news.

Business Accelerator’s 1st Graduating Class

October 24, 2019

By Staff Writer

Business Accelerator’s 1st Graduating Class


Access Trax Wins $10,000 at Connect All Pitch Competition

October 10, 2019

By Elise Reuter

Access Trax Wins $10,000 at Connect All Pitch Competition

Millennial entrepreneur in Mission Valley wins $10K for making beaches more accessible

October 22, 2019

By Brittany Meiling

Millennial entrepreneur in Mission Valley wins $10K for making beaches more accessible

Positive Impact

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.

Engaging Events

Participate in the Startup Community

There are lots of events out there that can help entrepreneurs start or grow a bigger, better business. Your time is precious, so we’ve put together a list of the best events from reliable and reputable CAJC partners and community sources for you.

2020 Marketing Cohort

Dates: 5 Tuesdays starting on February 25th to March 31st

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Location: 880 National City Blvd, National City CA 91950

Accion Academy for Entrepreneurial Success

Dates: Nine Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

March 3 to April 28, 2020 ( 9 classes & a graduation on May 5, 2020)

Location: CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center – 404 Euclid Avenue Suite 200, San Diego CA 92114

Reach Customers Online with Google (Google Workshop)

Tuesday, February 18th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: SBDC – 880 National City Blvd, National City CA 92154

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.

Get in Touch

Say Something or Ask Anything

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.

Office hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm