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.
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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.
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30
Apr
Info Session: Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Fellows Program
Tuesday, April 30, 2024  //  12:00 p.m.
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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.
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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

6 UChicago Researchers to Present at Illinois Ignite

Researchers from the University of Chicago are showcasing novel technologies and innovative startups at the third biennial Illinois Ignite. The event takes place on September 22, 2022, from 9:00…

NanoPattern Technologies, ReAx Biotechnologies Receive $150,000 Each to Commercialize Research

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has chosen two companies – NanoPattern Technologies and ReAx Biotechnologies – to invest in as part of the…

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