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Tara de Nicolas
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More than 12+ years of experience in crowdfunding, communications, marketing, events and fundraising, I am now a Director at Thor Equities.

In 2006 I founded one of the most visible donation-based crowdfunding platforms — Fashion for Paws. From 2006 - 2013 I evolved Fashion for Paws from an “Outside-the-donation-box” grassroots event in Washington, DC into a dynamic crowdfunding platform raising $3.5 million and securing an exceptional amount of national/international media attention.

I hold a B.A. in anthropology and a Master’s degree in business leadership from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

I've been published in the Chronicle of the Horse Magazine, Washington Life Magazine and in the Huffington Post. In October of 2010 I was chosen as the featured “Working Woman” in an ABC TV News segment and in 2012 BizBash Magazine featured me on their cover naming me one of the “Most Innovative People in Events & Fundraising."​

In 2012, as part of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business program I traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to teach entrepreneurship at the Raymond Ackerman Academy.

In 2013, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business awarded me the “Entrepreneur of the Year,” award.

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Chasing Euforie

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 5:56 PM

Early in my career, I did not quite understand the entrepreneurial calling inside of me. There always was this constant nagging I felt pushing me to think differently, create, and innovate. I often wondered why I was just not as content as others were with a steady nine-to-five job, where...

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Creating Change Makers: How to Make a Difference

(4) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 1:04 PM

This past weekend I was asked to be a speaker at the HOBY-NCA 2012 seminar, focusing on giving back and non-profit work. HOBY's mission is centered around working with high school students to inspire and develop a global community of youth to lead a life dedicated to leadership,...

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The Environmentally Conscious Pet: Unleash the Inner Green in Your Four-Legged Friend

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 3:22 PM

Gone are the days when Dior and Dolce were the signs of a discerning pet styled with sophistication; now the savviest pet owners are going green for all things pet related. From organic foods and shampoos, to accessories and toys, don't be caught dead on the streets of your town...

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