Polsky Exchange

Polsky Exchange

How do I get into the Polsky Exchange?

Your membership swipe card remains active; please use it to enter the building. The building has security personnel available to monitor access to the Polsky Exchange, allow members to come in and out as needed, and maintain a safe and welcoming environment. If you are not yet a member, please join our waiting list here >>


Where can I find prototyping resources?

The Polsky Center has an ongoing relationship with mHub and merit-based scholarships are available for prototyping and coworking seats through an application and acceptance process*. You can receive more information about these scholarships and the application process by reaching out to Abigail Ingram at the Exchange >>

*Seats are subject to approval by the Polsky Center and mHub.

UChicago Students, faculty, and researchers have access to eight maker spaces on campus.

For a full list of prototyping resources available in the Chicagoland area and at UChicago, please visit this page >>


How do I print documents at the Exchange?

Naaman Williams at the IT services desk at Polsky Exchange North can assist with printing and grant access to the printer to active members.


What are the benefits of Exchange membership?

To review your benefits and all our business programming, visit this webpage >>


Who can I contact at the Exchange for questions about programs and resources?

Abigail Ingram, Executive Director, Polsky Exchange >>

Barbara Agyapong, Program Manager >>

Vince Beachum, Illinois Small Business Development Center Director >>

Isra Omar, Assistant Director, Small Business Growth >>

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