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
16
Apr
Bringing Your Food-Based Product to Market
Tuesday, April 16, 2024  //  10:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
16
Apr
Resilience and Reconstruction: A Conversation with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal
Tuesday, April 16, 2024  //  3:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
18
Apr
Polsky Exchange Capital Series – Huntington National Bank
Thursday, April 18, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
18
Apr
Investing Essentials: Success and Failure in One’s Life and Career
Thursday, April 18, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
19
Apr
Application Deadline: Rattan L. Khosa, ’79, “Against All Odds” Award
Friday, April 19, 2024  //  3:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
21
Apr
Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) Hong Kong Prelims
Sunday, April 21, 2024  //  3:00 p.m.
Note: All in-person events are listed in local time; virtual events are listed in Central Time
23
Apr
Investing Essentials: Intro to Corporate Venture Capital
Tuesday, April 23, 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
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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