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
28
Feb
Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Workshop: Legal Aspects of ETA
Wednesday, February 28, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
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28
Feb
Info Session: Duality Cohort 4
Wednesday, February 28, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
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28
Feb
SBDC: Starting your Business in Illinois
Wednesday, February 28, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
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28
Feb
Team Building Reception: New Venture Challenge (NVC) and Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)
Wednesday, February 28, 2024  //  4:30 p.m.
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29
Feb
Polsky Exchange Capital Series – CIBC Bank
Thursday, February 29, 2024  //  9:00 a.m.
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29
Feb
Info Session: Build and Launch Accelerators
Thursday, February 29, 2024  //  5:00 p.m.
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1
Mar
Chicago Booth Private Equity Conference
Friday, March 1, 2024  //  8:00 a.m.
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1
Mar
College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) Finals
Friday, March 1, 2024  //  1:00 p.m.
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