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Get Your Business on the Fast Track

Our 4-month program provides the tools you’ll need to scale quickly. You will receive expert mentoring, weekly workshops, a state-of-the art workspace and become part of a community of entrepreneurs sharing the journey with you.

We Invest in You

All services are free, and no equity stake is required

Curriculum

Targeted to help you build a strong foundation for business growth. Weekly workshops led by experts who prepare you with tools you need for success.

1-on-1 Mentorship

Get matched with mentors who know what it is like to be in your shoes. Leverage insights of executives and entrepreneurs that are invested in your success and strive to help you grow.

Community

Being a founder is hard. Become a part of a collaborative, supportive environment where you can share experiences, resources and build valuable relationships.

Connections

Introductions into the startup ecosystem and founders that know what it’s like to build and scale businesses.

Professional Office

Our co-working space offers meeting and conference rooms, comfy common areas and a fully outfitted kitchen, office amenities (including high-speed internet and printers), ample parking, and convenient access to public transit.

Events and Engagement

Take part in events, activities and receptions hosted onsite and throughout the local startup community.

We Help You Succeed

Meri Birhane
CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center was instrumental at making my business, Meri Consulting Services, a reality. I launched my business officially during a global pandemic so having their support as well as access to various business resources and training was crucial. I cannot believe the assistance I received from the accelerator program was free as it included a free online sales course as well as a membership to ACG San Diego. Anyone who needs help launching their business should apply to this program.

— Meri Birhane

Founder & CEO of Meri Consulting Services

Kate Raiford
Connect All @ the Jacobs Center's virtual Accelerator is such a fantastic program! Before joining the cohort, I had launched my business and was generating revenue. Even though I had accomplished some big goals, entrepreneurship can be pretty lonely, and I wasn't sure what to do next in order to grow my business. As a result of the accelerator, I now have an amazing network of fellow San Diego business owners, mentors, and resources. Since joining the Connect All @ the Jacobs Center Accelerator, my revenue increased 30 percent over last year, I'm able to make data-driven decisions, and I have a network of incredible support right here in the City of San Diego.

— Kate Raiford

Founder & CEO Prenursing Smarter

Questions?

For any questions about the accelerator program, please reach out to Alex Waters.

What Companies Do We Work With?

CAJC accepts retail, technology, consumer goods, and professional services businesses based in the City of San Diego. We emphasize businesses run by diverse and low to moderate income (LMI) founders that are structured to grow into companies that need local employees. If you want rapid growth and to create local jobs, we encourage you to take the next step and join an information session to see what we are all about.

Does This Sound Like You?

Launched with an existing product or service that is currently operating and has some measurable traction (sales, customer, pilots, users, etc).

Based in the City of San Diego with founders who reflect the city’s diverse population or who qualify as low to moderate income (LMI)
business owners.

Committed to hiring low to moderate income persons in the City of San Diego when the business is prepared to hire.

Will participate fully in the virtual program, implement the curriculum and work out of the co-working space during the four-month program.

Ready to Accelerate Your Startup?

Business Accelerator

Start growing now. Our four-month program delivers training from experts, one-on-one mentoring and free workspace to give you an advantage over the competition.

Not Quite Ready?

Business Resource Center

For new entrepreneurs needing encouragement and extra support or established businesses looking for a leg up, we offer a no-cost Business Resource Center to help move your ideas and businesses forward.