Polsky Exchange

The Polsky Exchange, located on 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, fosters innovation and commercialization through 34,000 square feet of shared co-working space, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, and a full calendar of programming and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs translate their ideas into businesses. We incubate 10-20 start-ups at a time, and more than 3,000 members utilize our co-working space, gathering places, and meeting rooms. 

Become a Member
Membership is open to neighborhood entrepreneurs, students just getting started, faculty looking to spin out technology they've researched, and anyone else interested in being a part of a community of individuals working to build, innovate, grow, accelerate, and create. Become a member 

Polsky Incubator
The Polsky Incubator provides space, mentorship, and support to early-stage startups, helping them achieve critical milestones and grow into sustainable businesses. Learn more

Fab Lab
The Fab Lab, located at the Polsky Exchange offers entrepreneurs opportunities to transform their ideas into physical objects to share, test and perfect. Located at the Polsky Exchange, the Fab Lab, provides members with access to tools needed to translate between digital and physical design. Learn more

Events & Workshops
Our connections to UChicago and our partners give you access to a wide variety of events, workshops, speakers, panels, challenges and more. Find an event

Take a Tour
Interested in seeing the space? Throughout the year, tours are offered at the Polsky Exchange to check out the space, discuss membership options and meet members of the Polsky team. Choose a date