Polsky Exchange

Polsky Exchange

Due to the pandemic, the Polsky Exchange is currently closed and a reopening date has not yet been determined. Even though our doors are closed, we are still hosting virtual events and mentor appointments. Our team is also available to serve you remotely.


Operated by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Polsky Exchange is a 34,000 square foot startup hub featuring 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 and technologies into startups. The Polsky Exchange has two spaces located on 53rd Street in Chicago’s vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood. Additionally, the IT Services Polsky TechBar is located in the cafe area of the Polsky Exchange North.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the two Polsky Exchange buildings, including the Polsky Fabrication Lab are currently closed. However, our team is available to support your virtually during this time.

The Numbers:


Square feet of co-working space


Startups accepted into the Polsky Incubator




Events per year

Upcoming Events

Join us to learn critical skills for starting your own business and networking with fellow entrepreneurs.

Come Check Us Out!
Take a Tour

Come Check Us Out!

Interested in seeing the space? Tours of the Polsky Exchange are available throughout the year to check out the space, discuss membership options, and meet members of the Polsky Center team.

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