Bootstrapping

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Bootstrapping involves launching a business on a low budget. Practically this means that you’ll outsource your design and development, you‚’ll rent your servers, you won‚’t have an office and you’ll have no salary. Everything else, you’ll have to pick up yourself and learn as you go along.”

Bootstrapping (Wikipedia)
"Bootstrap" redirects here. For a UI web design tool called "Bootstrap", see Bootstrap (front-end framework).
For other uses, see Bootstrapping (disambiguation).

In general parlance, bootstrapping usually refers to a self-starting process that is supposed to proceed without external input. In computer technology the term (usually shortened to booting) usually refers to the process of loading the basic software into the memory of a computer after power-on or general reset, especially the operating system which will then take care of loading other software as needed.

The term appears to have originated in the early 19th century United States (particularly in the phrase "pull oneself over a fence by one's bootstraps"), to mean an absurdly impossible action, an adynaton.

About David Rashty

David Rashty, an entrepreneur and one of the early web pioneers, has over twenty years’ experience as a CTO and a CEO. He has been involved in several start-ups and established companies and was the founder of two successful ventures.David is currently using his proven leadership and management skills to act as a Part Time CTO or "JumpStart" CTO for several early-stage ventures; this includes helping them design and develop their product and IT infrastructure.David holds a BS in computer science and an M.Sc in educational technology. He has been a adjunct university professor, given numerous workshops, written several books and articles on information technology and received numerous innovation awards.