It’s time once again for another class to get #500strong, heading through the 500 Startups accelerator. 27 startups began the process on April 4th, and now we get the full list. Some highlights? 7 have at least 1 female founder, 12 are international and more than half come from outside Silicon Valley.
As they progress toward and two-city Demo Day (July 17th, 18th in SV, then July 23rd in NYC) the companies will iron out their businesses, their goals and perhaps most importantly their methods for monetization.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
So who are they? Here’s your full list, and scroll down for 500 Startups’ Hunger Games-inspired video to coincide with the announcement.
ActivityHero – Billed as a Yelp for kids
Bluefields – Helping to organize a 2.3 billion-strong market of recreational sports fans
Bombfell – Monthly subscription for men’s clothing
CardFlick – Allows you to create and share digital cards
Chalkable – An app store, aimed at education, with a platform for making the apps work
Fontacto – Virtual phone systems for Mexican and Latin American enrepreneurs and SMB
Groupiter – Group conversations for your Dropbox files
Happy Inspector – Aims to change how inspections are handled forever
Ingresse – Social ticketing for Brazil
PocketOffice – Lets you communicate with business customers via email and text, without giving away your information
PublikDemand – Collective complaints platform for use by consumers against large companies
Reclip.It – Coupons collector? Deal destroyer? This is your social network
Sqoot – Local deals platform, aiming for targeted distribution
Storypanda – Interactive kids books on the iPad
Teamly – Priorities, goals and objective tracking to help you work better
TeliportMe – Like Google StreetView, but without Google or the need for streets. Visit anywhere.
TenderTree – Helping families find caregivers for loved ones
Tie Society – A try-before-you-buy system for ties and more
Timbuktu Labs – An iPad magazine for you and your kids
TokyoOtakuMode – A meeting place for fans of Manga and Anime
Toshl – Helping to make personal finance more fun
TwitMusic – A better way for musicians to share and market their music on Twitter
UmbaBox – Monthly curated packages of handmade goods for women
Uscoop – Social commerce network for the style-minded
Wanderable – Rethinking registries for married couples who want experiences, not stuff
You can bet that we’ll be keeping an eye on the class as it progresses, and of course we’ll be at Demo Day as well. Until then, stick with TNW Insider for all the details.