The Polsky Exchange is the University of Chicago’s center to help scholars and entrepreneurs translate their ideas and new technologies into start-up businesses and products.

Operated by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Polsky Exchange is a 34,000 square foot startup hub featuring co-working space, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, and a full calendar of programming and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs translate their ideas and technologies into startups.
Located on 53rd Street in Chicago’s vibrant, Hyde Park neighborhood, the Polsky Exchange acts as headquarters for thousands of startups, including the 15-20 companies accepted into the Polsky Incubator. More than 3,200+ members have access to a full suite of resources and activities offered at the Polsky Exchange. Membership is free to all UChicago faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, community-based entrepreneurs with no affiliation to the University of Chicago can become a member for a nominal monthly fee.

1452 E. 53rd St.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615

Phone: 773-702-2076