Overview

The Polsky Exchange incubates 15-20 companies at a time, in addition to the thousands of companies run by the Polsky Exchange’s 3,000+ members. The Polsky Exchange fosters innovation and commercialization through 34,000-square feet of shared co-working space, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, and full calendar programming and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs translate their ideas into businesses.

The Numbers:

34,000

Square foot co-working space

10-20

Startups housed at one time

2,500+

Members

450+

Events

Upcoming Events
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Come Check Us Out!

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.

Where to find us

Locations

The Polsky Exchange has two spaces located on vibrant 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

Contact

Questions

Polsky Exchange North
Polsky Exchange North

1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

Hours

7 days a week, 7am – Midnight
(773) 702-2076

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Polsky Exchange South / Fab Lab
Polsky Exchange South / Fab Lab

1463 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

Hours

Co-working space:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm
773-795-0075

Fab Lab
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Wed, 11:00am – 8:00pm

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