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:


Square foot co-worker space


Startups housed at one time





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Join us to learn critical skills for starting your own business and networking with fellow entrepreneurs.

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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


The Polsky Exchange is located on vibrant 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.



Polsky Exchange North
Polsky Exchange North

1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615


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


Co-working space:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm

Fab Lab
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Wed, 11:00am – 8:00pm

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News //

Phase II Teams Selected for the New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 30 teams moving on to the next phase of the…

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