Community Impact //

Polsky Exchange to Host Open House to Mark Full Reopening to the Community

The Polsky Exchange, a University of Chicago initiative that offers business education and resources to South and West Side entrepreneurs, has fully reopened to the community after a long pandemic…
Community Impact //

Small Business Spotlight: Dinobi Detergent’s Plant-Based Laundry Soap a True Labor of Love

The story of Dinobi Detergent is as much a love story as it is a tale of entrepreneurship and laundry soap. Founded by Augie and Sylvia Emuwa, a Bronzeville couple…
Announcement //

Polsky Center Hires Abigail Ingram as Executive Director of the Community-Facing Polsky Exchange

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has hired Abigail Ingram to be the new executive director of the Polsky Exchange, where she spearheads initiatives to bring the University…
News //

Maker Community Comes Together to 3D Print Personal Protective Equipment

When the coronavirus pandemic and state-wide stay-at-home orders in mid-March forced the Polsky Fabrication Lab to temporarily close its doors to the public, Polsky assistant director, Elizabeth Koprucki, was in…
Event //

Manufacturing Entrepreneurial Outlook: The ‘Industry 4.0’ Revolution

The Polsky Center recently held the second of six Entrepreneurial Outlook sessions focused on the state of the manufacturing industry in 2020. The panel discussion brought together experts to discuss…
News //

Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Jill Kahane

Jill Kahane joined as a member of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Polsky Exchange in March 2018. She was first introduced to the Polsky Center through a lunch…
News //

Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Devshi Mehrotra

Polsky member Devshi Mehrotra joined the Polsky Exchange as a first-year undergraduate at UChicago. Now, Mehrotra’s interests in entrepreneurship and technology have only deepened.
Event //

Polsky Center Brings in Artist to Add Playfulness to Co-working Spaces

Luckily for those who work at the Polsky Center, an artist named Kara Cobb Johnson is adding a bit more fun to Polsky's Hyde Park co-working space.
News //

Woman- and Minority- led Small Businesses Need Cash to Grow. How to Get It.

No money, no growth. Without robust small businesses on the South and West sides, joblessness will continue to plague neighborhoods, experts say. That's the message from a recent report by…
News //

As Entrepreneurship at UChicago Picks Up, Booth Prof Takes on Organizing Role

Energy around entrepreneurship is picking up speed at University of Chicago, and not just at the Booth School of Business: The computer science department is hiring a professor to teach…

This site uses cookies and other tracking technologies to assist with navigation and your ability to provide feedback, analyze your use of products and services, assist with our promotional and marketing efforts.

Accept