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
24
Apr
SBDC Workshop: Starting your Business in Illinois
Wednesday, April 24, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
25
Apr
Investing Essentials: Lessons from Failure – Real Life Investments That Went South
Thursday, April 25, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
26
Apr
Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) Hong Kong Semifinals
Friday, April 26, 2024  //  2:30 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
30
Apr
Info Session: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Fellows Program
Tuesday, April 30, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
1
May
SBDC Round Table Talk – National Small Business Week
Wednesday, May 1, 2024  //  2:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
2
May
Polsky Exchange Capital Series – CAST US: A Cleveland Avenue Fund
Thursday, May 2, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
2
May
Investing Essentials: Trends vs. Fads in Private Equity (PE) Investing
Thursday, May 2, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
6
May
Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Anna Maria Viti-Welch on Learning How to Protect Your Business with Insurance
Monday, May 6, 2024  //  12:00 p.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
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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