Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class

Here are the 27 companies that represent 500 Startups’ latest class

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.

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

Monogram – A “Flipboard for fashion”, aimed at being a personal shopper for your iPad

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

Yogome – Educational games for 6-12 year olds, using iOS

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.

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