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Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago with Tours of the Polsky Exchange

Come learn about the thriving entrepreneurship and innovative ecosystem at the University of Chicago. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a resource for all UChicago faculty, staff, students, alumni, and local community entrepreneurs on the South Side of Chicago with no University affiliation. The Polsky Center manages a 34,000 square foot business incubator and startup hub on 53rd Street, called the Polsky Exchange, which is located in the heart of the growing innovation district of Hyde Park. Take a tour of the wide array of resources that are currently available to entrepreneurs and innovators who are members of the Polsky Center, including the state-of-the-art fabrication and prototyping lab, mentorship appointments with leading industry experts, the business incubator program, and more than 450 events and workshops per year to support entrepreneurs. Guided tours will take place every 15 minutes. Free breakfast will be provided. The Polsky Exchange can be reached by taking either the Polsky or 53rd Street University of Chicago shuttles.

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest 2019, a month-long celebration of pioneering discovery and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago. Organized by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the series of events, workshops and accelerator programs, including the globally recognized Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, highlights the breadth and impact of innovation at UChicago in the areas of entrepreneurship and research commercialization, scientific advancements, and social and global impact. This year’s Innovation Fest will take place May 1-June 9, 2019. For more information, visit

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