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Please visit our “Resources for Our Community” page for tools and tips for business owners. CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center is temporarily closed, and all programs are being held virtually. For virtual Business Resource Center help, contact Selena Ellis-Vizcarra at

Welcome to CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center

CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center is the region’s only business accelerator program focused on 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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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.

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July 30, 2020

By Staff Writer

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San Diego In-Home Chef Startup Cook Casa Wins Connect All Competition

July 11, 2020

By Brittany Meiling, The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego In-Home Chef Startup Cook Casa Wins Connect All Competition

11 San Diego Businesses Compete in Virtual CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center’s Union Bank Startup Pitch Competition

By Alex Waters (also featured in Black & Magazine) 11 Startups. Five-minute pitches. Three…

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-Owned Small Business Program

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8 a.m.


Academia de Acción Program

Academia de Acción will meet online from Aug. 25 through Oct. 27

Virtual training course

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

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

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.


Address: 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114

Phone: (619) 527-6161

Office hours

Currently Closed due to COVID-19. Virtual assistance available.