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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.

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

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

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s six-month incubator, designed to create well-paying jobs in low-to-moderate income areas, graduated 13 companies with the conclusion of the program on October 9. Connect All at the Jacobs Center’s first cohort of startups delivered their pitches to a panel of distinguished judges and Access Trax Founder and CEO Kelly Twichel won the prize of $10,000 for her company from Union Bank.

New hub for start up companies gives entrepreneurs a head start

FOX 5 San Diego Reporter Heather Lake stopped by Connect All @ the Jacobs...

San Diego Program Nurtures Lower Income and Diverse Entrepreneurs

August 21, 2019

By Amanda Brandeis

San Diego Program Nurtures Lower Income and Diverse Entrepreneurs

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.

Women’s Networking Breakfast

Friday, September 13th from 7:45 am – 11:00 am

Location: Handlery Hotel San Diego 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 , San Diego CA 92108

10-week Training Program

1st Cohort starts: 

September 3rd – November 5th

Location: 3040 Imperial Avenue San Diego CA 92102

Accion’s Small Business Boot Camp

Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Avenue Celebration Hall San Diego CA 92114


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