Tom York on Business: Southeast San Diego Business Accelerator Seeks New Applicants

The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Southeast San Diego. Courtesy of the center

After taking a year off, a business accelerator program in Southeast San Diego is going back into action, currently taking applications for its upcoming class to help business owners.

In just two years, the CONNECT ALL @ the JaConnecobs Center program has held four classes for small businesses.

Organizers of the program says it has worked with 52 businesses, a number that includes 25 female entrepreneurs.

In addition, the program has awarded $65,000 in grants through Union Bank’s pitch competitions for startups.

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southeast San Diego program’s state-of-the-art shared workspace is reopening, which will allow new participants to join a shared community of entrepreneurs.