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22 startups debut at 500 Startups Demo Day

Startups for students to startups for moms, social to commerce to visual to mobile: it's all here

Technology trends and news by Ronny Kerr
April 6, 2011 | Comments
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Today and tomorrow, 500 Startups is hosting its spring demo days, where all eyes are on 22 just-now-launching or soon-to-be-launching startups. Founded last year by super angel investor Dave McClure, 500 Startups is an incubator and accelerator that provides startups with up to $250,000 in seed funding, mentorship and access to expert business design and strategy tips.

This week’s demo days are happening just a week after AngelPad hosted its own demo day in San Francisco, featuring 13 new startups.

The full list of the startups presenting this week:

500 Startups Accelerator Companies

InternMatch connects students with amazing internships.



Spoondate
is the easiest way to meet and eat with someone wherever you go.

 

Punchd: We put loyalty cards on your smartphone. Businesses get analytics & a way to recognize, reward, contact their regular customers directly.

 

 

Rewardli is a social commerce platform that lets small businesses pool their buying power to get cash back and discounts on their purchases.

Visual.ly is 2 things; a platform for exploring, sharing, and promoting great visualizations. And a service that connects dataviz pros, to advertisers & publishers looking for compelling content.

Wednesdays: Get connected IRL. Wednesdays makes it easy to coordinate face-to-face lunches with colleagues, interest groups, and friends.

YongoPal is mobile photo-sharing for English learning and cultural exploration.



Ninua connects readers and writers through social news exploration. Largest Facebook news app. New mobile app. 1.7M active users and growing.



Crowdrally is making videos social.

Baydin is building the future of email.

 

 

SpeakerGram is the easiest way to book and manage speaking engagements.

 

955Dreams is a new media publishing company focused on the Music and Education verticals.

 

 

 

 

 

500 Startups Seed Companies

myGengo: Tokyo-based startup myGengo is the Mechanical Turk for translation: A platform and API for human translation at huge scale.

GinzaMetrics makes website optimization for search and social media simple, fast and super-scalable.

Saygent is the world's smartest voice response & analysis SaaS for superior customer insights at scale without using costly call centers.

Volta is an A/B testing framework for live, outbound phone calls.

 

AwayFind: Too much email? AwayFind puts an end to constant email interruptions, only notifying you with messages that matter NOW -- via mobile/SMS/etc.

 

SocialStork bottles the social activity of new moms and gives advice, community, and contextual introductions to the perfect baby products along the journey.

Evoz connects busy moms to their babies from ANYWHERE and delivers personalized parenting content and services based on their baby's data

WorkersNow is an online staffing platform that is changing the way blue-collar workers are hired.

Motion Math creates learning games for mobile, turning math's stumbling blocks into delightful game experiences.

ReadyForZero is online financial software that tracks your credit card debt, and helps you make and follow a plan to eliminate it.


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