I am excited to be a part of Venture Hacks helping them find amazing startups for the [Angels on the Angellist](http://angel.co). The scout program is going to be a lot of fun and hopefully will allow some great startups to be funded by the amazing angels from the angel list. Check out this [great write up in GigaOm](http://gigaom.com/2010/08/31/angellist-designates-scouts-to-refer-new-startup-deals/).

If you have a startup that you want to submit to the angellist, you can do so yourself by submitting directly to the angel list. If you want more information about the angel list, or would like me to take a look at your startup (and get all the perks of interacting with a person as amazing as myself - hah) - then send an email to me directly. I am pretty easy to contact and can help out in many ways.

I am looking to help out and interact with midwest startups. I am very serious about making sure that Chicago continues to be a good place to be an entrepreneur. Having venturehack/angel list representation in Chicago will continue to help the community. Be sure an check out the listing for Chicago Angels.

Making the Midwest/Chicago a great place for starting a company isn’t just for people like myself, the groupon guys, sandbox and the angels. It is about the entrepreneur as well. Please let me know if you have ideas, concerns or just general insights into making the Midwest/Chicago the best place to start a company.

If you are outside of the Chicago/Midwest area - feel free to ping me anyway. I am always looking for new startups to talk to and people to connect.