That ability to speak from experience is key to the bootcamps, which is how Jamine Moton, founder and CEO of Skylar Security in Atlanta, came to lead one of the bootcamps. After hearing her speak at a UGA event about her experience starting Skylar, Biggs and others thought she would be a natural fit.
In Skylar’s infancy, Moton attended a number of bootcamps, which she credits for her entrepreneurial confidence, her ability to think big and her understanding of her market. These lessons played a role in Skylar’s tremendous success—the company provided security services for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta and reported 800% revenue growth from 2020-2021.
So, when presented with an opportunity to share her experience with others, Moton leapt at the chance. Through every exercise, every pitch and every lesson, though, she was surprised at just how much she was getting back.
“Every single Thursday, I drove two hours up and two hours back because each session was like sitting under an IV, getting recharged and rejuvenated,” said Moton. “I looked forward to it every time, and I felt I graduated at the end of the program. I was pouring into them, but I didn’t realize how much they were pouring into me.”
To Moton, Truist’s investment provides entrepreneurs more value than just a space to meet, colleagues with whom they can network, or even knowledge to further their endeavors.
“For the entrepreneur, to see a brand that is almost bigger than life investing in your journey, it makes you feel seen,” said Moton. “It gives you that confidence, it encourages your tenacity and your ability to focus, commit and execute. That logo is bigger than life, but the investment they make in that entrepreneur lets them become bigger than life as well.”