Glendale News-Press: Pair of Future-Looking Start-Ups Win Glendale Tech Week’s Pitchfest

By Lila Seidman Two start-up companies tied for first place in Glendale’s third annual “Shark Tank”-style Pitchfest competition Thursday, each walking away with half of $60,000 worth of professional services to help expand their businesses. Beating out nine other contestants, the founders of Messy.fm — a Wordpress-like creation tool for Podcasts — and CellectGen – an at-home detection test for gum disease — convinced a panel of investors, business leaders and city officials their companies had what it takes to thrive in the competitive start-up environment. “We thought they had high potential of getting great valuation in the future,” said Ara Aslanian, Pitchfest...