Companies awarded which have an English website (unfortunately only three do):
– Community Engine
(development of network middleware and applications among other things)
Companies which offer information in Japanese only:
(digital TV recording service)
(mobile platform for videos and photos)
(online auction services)
(face recognition for mobile devices)
More information on the winners is available on Akihito Fujii’s blog. Akihito-san is working for Sun Microsystems Japan and thankfully provides a detailed write-up about Tech venture 2008 in English (part 1, part 2).
He also acted as a judge for the contest.