San Diego has a genuine opportunity to build a more robust, diverse, and inclusive innovation region for generations to come. For Connect, this is Connect All.

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Connect has a 35+ year track record of helping entrepreneurs scale. Recently, we helped more than 50 companies in the past five years raise more than $650M in just Series A funding – the most difficult round of money to raise and critical for growth stage. Through our community partnerships with iHub we connect the dots for underserved entrepreneurs around:


Diversity in the innovation economy needs to happen at all levels, and we all know that cross-functional know-how coupled with a strong professional network can help talent soar while contributing to the company’s bottom line. This program is designed to provide these key tools to individuals that you want to retain, grow and contribute to your company’s success now and in the future.

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  • Connect with like-minded peers at events and curated gatherings
  • Lean insights from other experienced DEI leaders
  • Be part of a larger strategic conversation about the future of DEI that will influence the innovation ecosystem, five, ten, 30 years from now
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To further iHub2’s goals of focusing on diverse founders to solve industry challenges and accelerate an inclusive and just transition to clean and renewable energy, technology and agriculture, we have aligned proposed work most closely with the indicated iHub2 goals: To close the private investment gaps when it comes to raising seed capital for research and development for diverse founders.

Connecting the dots for underserved entrepreneurs around: CAPITAL • TALENT • ECOSYSTEM NAVIGATION

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Join us.

Together, we believe we can create what we envision. We believe that the strategies we drive today can make a positive impact on our future. Reach out to learn more about our DEI strategy and give us your ideas for building the best inclusive community in the country.

Reach out to our Strategic Inclusion Director, Regina Bernal <>

Did you know?

The Jacobs Center’s Business Accelerator program (formerly CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center) is the region’s first low to moderate-income and diversity-focused business accelerator program, guiding startups that want to grow rapidly with all the support they need to be successful.

A partnership between the City of San Diego, Connect, and the Jacobs Center, the Business Accelerator was founded to provide participants with mentors, free co-working space, and guidance on how to scale their businesses.

For more information: Please contact JCBA Director Economic Development & Innovation, Alex Waters <>