Scroll to top

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.

Accelerator Wants to Assist Diverse Business Owners

January 14, 2019

By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Reginald Jones, president and CEO of Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, discusses the importance of diversity in business on KPBS’ “Midday Edition” radio show.

Diversity is Good for Business — Especially Startups

January 13, 2019

By Reginald Jones and Greg McKee

This Times of San Diego opinion article details diversity’s proven benefits for innovative startups.

Calling All Minority and Low-Income Entrepreneurs

December 28, 2018

By Brittany Meiling

The San Diego Union-Tribune details what the CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center business accelerator will include and the types of startups it hopes to benefit.

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.

E-Commerce 101: Starting Your E-Commerce Business

Tue, May 14, 9:00am – 12:00pm

SCORE San Diego, 8825 Aero Drive, Ste. 102, San Diego, CA 92123

Business Plans That Get Results

Wed, May 15, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

East County EDC, 127 East Lexington Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020

San Diego Startup Week 2019

Tue, May 28 – Sun, June 2

San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

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.


Phone: +1 (619) 527-6161 x382
Address: 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114

Office hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm