A Contributor is a Bootstrapper who has come to understand the organization, has identified a generalized need of some subset of Bootstrappers, and is willing to contribute to the organization in order to provide some resource that fulfills this need.
- Has been an Active Participant of the community for 3 months or more
- Has completed the registration process for Contribution and, if necessary, new initiative creation
- Typical Participation: Creation and/or management of a subgroup formed by Industry, by Venture Stage, or by Topic
- Enterprise Teaming - commitments are negotiated and managed through the ET System (provided by bootstrapper Kevin Koym)
- Boot Karma - earns Boot Karma for time put into creating an initiative. Time is negotiated with the lead who manages the initiative. Members who participate in an intiative are charged in BK; payments are made to Bootstrap Central.