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 Space: Stats:

34,000

Square foot co-worker space

10-20

Startups housed at one time

2,500+

Members

450+

Events

Featured Events
21
May
2024 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals
Tuesday, May 21, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
23
May
Polsky Exchange Capital Series – Honeycomb Credit
Thursday, May 23, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
29
May
George Shultz Innovation Fund Spring Finals
Wednesday, May 29, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
30
May
Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) Finals
Thursday, May 30, 2024  //  8:30 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
30
May
Apply Now: Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP)
Thursday, May 30, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
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31
May
Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) Finals
Friday, May 31, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
5
Jun
Application Deadline: Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship
Wednesday, June 5, 2024  //  3:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
18
Jun
Deep Tech Ventures (DTV) Summit
Tuesday, June 18, 2024  //  8:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
Come See Us!
Guided Tour

Come See Us!

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.

Plan Your Visit

Locations

The Polsky Exchange is 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 / Fabrication Lab

1463 East 53rd Street, 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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Phase II Teams Selected for the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the 28 teams advancing to phase II of the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC),…

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