The startup world saw a few notable developments this week. Topping the list of news-worthy events was the long-awaited appointment of a leader for the U.S. Patent and Trade Office – this after nearly two years with the seat vacant. Also, foodies are rejoicing as artisanal culinary providers are getting the tech-startup treatment. We also noted an examination of how patents may be impacting entrepreneurs and innovation at large. Check out a few of our favorite articles over the past week in the latest edition of Founders Flash.
This week’s articles discuss how to keep mentors and investors on board once you start up, profile a new website that helps start-ups get small business loans from members of their community, list five things you should know about patents, and give a breakdown on the current legalities of crowdfunding and what will change under the new crowdfunding law.