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CAJC’s impact spans from job creation and economic growth to narrowing disparities in our communities.

Community Focused

Keeping it Local

Our programs and services are geared to the people who live and work in the City of San Diego every day. We discover, grow and support startups and businesses right here in our backyard — especially those that reflect the diversity of San Diego’s neighborhoods.

Celebrating our Business Community

San Diego Runs on Startups and Small Businesses

By assisting San Diego entrepreneurs and their companies, we are investing in our community at large. These companies go on to create jobs filled by employees who use their wages to support the local economy. They dine at local restaurants, shop at local stores and get services from local businesses. CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center helps entrepreneurs and companies build their businesses here in San Diego, which greatly benefits our community and economy.

Our accelerator program and Business Resource Center give you an edge over the competition. In the accelerator, we can help fast track your startup through mentoring, workspace, seminars, workshops, training and networking opportunities. In the Business Resource Center, we provide resources to help start or scale your business.

Power of Collective Action

Working Together to Support San Diego Startups

Our donors and funders all share a common purpose: To improve and increase opportunities for local entrepreneurs to start, scale and support community- and world- changing businesses. Thanks to our passionate, purposeful funders, we’re finding ways to reward innovators and create positive impact in communities throughout San Diego. This program is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the City of San Diego.
Private funding is also provided by partners MUFG Union Bank N.A. and bkm OfficeWorks.

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