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Entrepreneur?

Get your Business on the fast track. CONNECT ALL @ The Jacobs Center offers ambitious and diverse local entrepreneurs access to the support they need to transform their businesses, themselves, and their communities into something remarkable.

Our goal is to create a vibrant, self-sustaining ecosystem that results in more and better job opportunities for diverse communities.

Business Accelerator

Who is it for?

Entrepreneurs who have an established business

Entrepreneurs and their businesses must be located within the City of San Diego

What do you get?

Four-month free program

Chance to compete in a pitch competition for business grants

Weekly workshops

One-on-one mentorship

Office hours with the entrepreneurs-in-residence

Intern and employee connections through the City of San Diego

Daily opportunities to build a community and connect with like-minded entrepreneurs

Business Resource Center

Who is it for?

Available to all small business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs in San Diego county

Best for entrepreneurs that need assistance starting their business or assistance with specific business areas e.g. applying for a business license

Prep to get business ready for accelerator program

What do you get?

Free monthly workshops

Flexible scheduling to meet with CAJC staff

One-on-one office hours

Opportunities to access other free local resources for business owners including grants and loans

Stay Up to Date

Together San Diego: CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center

Check out this video from the San Diego Union Tribune’s Together San Diego as the winners of the fourth Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition share experiences and tips about startup life during the pandemic and beyond. The competition is in partnership with the City of San Diego and CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center. Meet Jonathan Burgos, First Gen Scholars founder, executive director; Lucien Eloundou, Charbon Plus founder, CEO, and Oscar Corral, Hexagon Laser founder, CEO.

Winners of CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s Fourth Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition Announced

May 27, 2021

By Staff Writer

Three entrepreneurs win business grants

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center Announces 13 New Members for its Fourth Cohort

March 24, 2021

By Staff Writer

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center announces new founders in accelerator program

Winners of CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s Third Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition Announced

Dec. 12, 2020

By Staff Writer

Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition winners announced

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.

How to Raise Funds as a Startup Founder

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Virtual Workshop

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster...