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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.

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.

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Looks for Next Batch of Entrepreneurs

July 29, 2019

By Ebone Monet

Jacobs Centers Looks For Next Batch Of Entrepreneurs For ‘Connect All’ Program

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Fall 2019

July 15, 2019

By Connect ALL @ the Jacobs Center

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for Fall 2019.

Company Puts Beach in Most People’s Reach

June 6, 2019

By Elise Reuter

CAJC company Access Trax  is developing a solution to help outdoors enthusiasts navigate bumpy surfaces.

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.

Innovate Up- Start-Up Business Basics

Wednesday, September 11 at 9:30am – 1:30pm

Location: Diamond Business Association | 5003 Imperial Ave, Suite 114-A, San Diego, CA 92113

Innovate Up- Innovation Bootcamp

Thursday, August 22 at 8:00 am (PDT)

Location: Malcom X Library – Community Room 5148 Market St., San Diego CA 92114

Innovate Up- Specialized Certification Workshop

Wednesday, August 14th at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (PDT)

Location: University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park, MRH – Warren Auditorium, San Diego CA 92110

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