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Autumn Kyles

Autumn, founder of Proxie, is a community leader, serial entrepreneur and business enthusiast. As co-founder and CEO of Detroit Dough, an edible cookie dough manufacturer, Autumn led her business from idea to 6-figure venture in less than one year. Today, Detroit Dough has made over $300,000 in sales, about 70,000 cups of cookie dough sold. She has also won over a quarter of a million dollars in funding for her business from brands like Quicken Loans (Detroit Demo Day), Samuel Adams, Michigan Women’s Forward and others. She noticed that small business owners were looking for resources to start and grow their businesses during the pandemic. In early April 2020, Autumn started Proxie, a brand to bridge the gap between resources and small business owners with a focus on black women entrepreneurs. In 3 months, Autumn has been able to amass a 750+ community of new business owners from all over the country. As a HBCU Graduate of Hampton University with both a bachelor’s in business administration and an MBA, she is more than equipped to educate entrepreneurs on business strategy from a theory and practical perspective. Autumn is a R&B music enthusiast, shameless reality TV watcher and Detroiter to the core.

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