A surplus amount can be included in the total budget to allow for flexibility in the type of contributors included in the cohort. As a surplus flexibility example, an entire contributors budget could be $500,000. The minimum role thresholds are 4 development, 2 coordination, 1 analysis and 1 product each with a capped salary of $50,000 for 6 months. The surplus in this scenario would be $100,000 meaning at a minimum two contributors could be introduced that have any role. Contributors beyond the threshold would be selected based off who received the highest votes after the thresholds were met for each role.