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Want To Be Your Own Boss ?

Been thinking about starting your business? Have you already started and need a little more help along the way? CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center offers a 4-month program designed for working professionals with evening workshops, flexible accountability groups, and use of a state-of-the-art co-working space.

Our goal is to create a vibrant, self-sustaining community for local entrepreneurs  that results in more and better job opportunities for themselves and their communities.

Business Accelerator

Who is it for?

Anyone that wants to start or grow their business

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

What do you get?

Four-month 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 live stream show 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.

Female Entrepreneurs Sweep CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s Fifth Union Bank Start-Up Pitch Competition

March 18, 2022

By Staff

San Diego business accelerator helps inclusive swimwear company bring product to market

Feb. 3, 2022

By Spectrum News

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center on CBS8 News

Program manager Danea Ramos and cohort  5 participant Amaya Ford join CBS8 news to...

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.

Investing/Seed Rounds Workshop

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am


2-part Series Wholesale Workshops

Wednesday, June 8th and June 15th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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