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Become A Member


Join The Fun. Become a Member of The Polsky Center.

Interested in entrepreneurship and innovation? Then Polsky Exchange Membership is for you! In addition to our 34,000 square foot co-working space, membership gives you access to educational workshops, events, mentor appointments, small meeting rooms and more.

Membership is open to students just getting started, faculty looking to spin out technology they’ve researched, and local entrepreneurs¬†interested in being a part of of a community of individuals working to build, innovate, grow, accelerate, and create. Learn more about what members have access to by reading the Member Handbook. >>

Member Benefits:

Educational Opportunities

Dozens of workshops and events per quarter. Regular topics include legal considerations for startups, sales, marketing, technology, and more.

Fabrication Lab

Access to the Polsky Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art prototyping space. Training and materials for prototyping are included in membership, so you can turn your ideas into physical objects!

Co-Working Space

34,000 square feet of flexible workspaces, small meeting rooms, and phone rooms will be available for your use. All rooms have video conferencing, phones, and whiteboards to connect with your network across the globe.


Searching for a new team member? Want some advice from a neighbor? Opportunities to network and learn from other members, corporate partners, investors, and mentors are available every day at the Polsky Exchange.


A carefully curated cohort of mentors from a variety of industries have been selected to assist you in your endeavors. Each week, mentor’s schedules are updated so you can set up one-on-one meetings.

Tiers and Pricing

Membership is free for current University of Chicago students, staff, faculty, and researchers.

Otherwise, membership is available for $50/month, billed quarterly.

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