For Business 2.0's global issue (August), I put together a map of Web 2.0 startups around the world. Here's an interactive gallery of all 31 startups, a Google map, and a gallery of last year's inductees. Last year's map included Last.fm, Metacafe, Netvibes, and OpenBC (now Xing). This year's map includes Joost, Rebtel, Stardoll, OhMyNews, Spreadshirt, Trendio, and many more.
This year, putting together the map was more an exercise of culling down the candidates than of finding good ones. The point was to be selective. Some of the Websites that were new to me and bear checking out include the Netherlands' Bliin (geoblogging—think Twitter + Google Maps), Australia's Tangler (a Web 2.0 discussion board that encourages people to swarm into a topic with alerts), Spain's Tractis (enforceable online contracts), Germany's Weblin (overlays avatars on regular Web pages that can interact with other Weblin members), and France's Trivop (travel site with web video of hotels), and England's YoYo Games (user-generated video games).
Here's a complete list of all 31 sites:
YoYo Games (UK)
OhmyNews (South Korea)
Keotag (New Caledonia)
Afrigator (South Africa)
Cambrian House (Canada)