The Polsky Exchange is a 34,000 square-foot coworking space for early stage startups and entrepreneurs. Located on 53rd Street in Hyde Park, the Polsky Exchange features an on-site digital fabrication and prototyping lab, mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders, and more than 450 events and workshops each year. Membership is free to all current UChicago students, faculty, and staff. Of its 3,500 total members, 20 percent come from the Chicago South Side community and have no prior affiliation with UChicago. Polsky offerings also include the Small Business Growth Program, providing free 10-week consulting engagements for small business, and connections to University purchasing opportunities through the UChicago Local program.