Seven leaders of high-growth, minority-led startups have been selected for the 2014 class of PowerMoves.NOLA fellows sponsored by Chevron.

The six companies they represent will receive investments of $25,000 to $50,000, strategic guidance and institutional support.

During their fellowship year, the fellows work with the PowerMoves.NOLA team to refine their business models, market test their products and services, and secure additional funding. The headquarters for PowerMoves.NOLA is at 1525 Religious St., New Orleans. Its president is Earl Robinson.

The 2014 fellows are:

  • Lorenzo Castillo, founder of Education Everytime, which uses the power of songs to maximize student learning time
  • Crystal McDonald, president and CEO of, a Web-based employment service that streamlines the hiring process by quickly connecting employers with a pool of qualified applicants via two- to three-minute prerecorded video interviews
  • Derrius Quarles and Ras Asan, founders of Million Dollar Scholar, a scalable Web platform that can deliver educational content and services to student users remotely and on demand
  • Damon Burns, founder and CEO of Munivestor, a Web-based financial data platform for the municipal bond industry
  • Glenda English, founder of MySelfieLive, an event-based software application that will allow submitters to upload approved selfies in large public areas. The selfies are displayed using designated Twitter hashtags and can be tweeted with sponsor-supported messages for maximum viral impressions
  • Luke Cooper, founder of PeachMe, a warranty analytics app providing information on coverage options to fuel educated decisions on electronics purchases.