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This article was published on May 9, 2012

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

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

    A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

    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.