Get Your Business on the Fast Track
You care about your business and we believe you can create something remarkable.
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
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.
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.
Being a founder is hard. Become a part of a collaborative, supportive environment where you can share experiences, resources and build valuable relationships.
Introductions into the startup ecosystem and founders that know what it’s like to build and scale businesses.
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.
For any questions or comments you have 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)
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.
A New Accelerator Model
Exceptional Partners Support CAJC.
We’re proud of the partners who are contributing to CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center and their pay-it-forward attitude. But don’t take our word for it. Check out what our funders say about why they are part of the CAJC accelerator and Business Resource Center experiences.
This business accelerator is going to be a real game-changer. This is all about creating more opportunities for San Diegans across the city with a special focus on underserved communities.
— Kevin Faulconer
Mayor, City of San Diego
MUFG Union Bank supports local community programs that expand access to opportunity in low and moderate income communities where we do business. CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center is a perfect manifestation of that vision. We are proud to support an initiative that will help uplift budding entrepreneurs in San Diego’s diverse communities.
— Kathy Patoff
Chief Operating Officer, MUFG Union Bank Foundation
bkm strives to impact our community every day, providing San Diego's organizations with spaces that inspire, invigorate and engage their teams to take the steps that move our region forward. We are honored to be a part of CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center which will enhance the mission of CONNECT -- creating and scaling great companies and fostering entrepreneurship.
— Bill Kuhnert
CEO, bkm OfficeWorks
Ready to Accelerate Your Startup?
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.
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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.