Jenzy Selected as Featured Company of PACT Capital Conference 2018

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New foot-sizing and ecommerce app solves the pain points of shopping for children’s shoes

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“We’re thrilled to be selected as one of the featured companies at the PACT Capital Conference,” said Ackerley and Horner.

Jenzy, a foot sizing and ecommerce app that helps parents purchase properly fitting footwear for young children (ages 0-6) online, today announced that it will be presenting at the PACT Capital Conference on September 26, 2018. Hosted by RSM US LLP, the PACT Capital Conference unites the private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. For over 20 years, PACT has stimulated billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success. Through a condensed one-day format, this year’s conference will open doors for all stages of rising success by laying the framework for companies seeking capital and customers.

Jenzy is a Philadelphia-based startup company that recently launched a new foot-sizing and ecommerce app that makes it easy to buy perfectly-fitting shoes for young children (ages 0-6) online. Founded by Eve Ackerley and Carolyn Horner, the two millennial women came up with the idea for the company when they learned that 70 percent of kids are wearing the wrong shoe size, most often caused by frequent growth spurts and sizing variability between shoe brands.

“We’re thrilled to be selected as one of the featured companies at the PACT Capital Conference,” said Ackerley and Horner. “It’s exciting to be part of the growing tech scene in Philadelphia and we are honored that Jenzy is being recognized by PACT for being innovative and disrupting the way that parents shop for children’s shoes.”

The 37 Featured Company Presenters, which were selected from more than 150 applicants, will pitch their innovations live in front of investors, professional advisors and key decision makers on September 26. During the pitching hours, the featured companies will receive feedback with hopes to take home funding, gain experience and make lasting business connections. Additionally, each company will vie to enter the PACT Lion’s Den for a chance to receive funding in real time from a panel of accomplished investors.

The PACT Capital Conference 2018 will conclude with the fourth installment of the Lion’s Den, in which a few select companies will present to a panel of distinguished angel investors looking to write a check and fuel local entrepreneurial ventures. Last year’s Lion’s Den resulted in more than $1 million distributed in aggregate.

This year’s conference will bring together more investors and continue to feature interesting panel sessions, keynote speakers, featured company presentations in healthcare and technology and The Lion’s Den. But this conference is something more.

This year, PACT will also showcase mature companies from the Philadelphia region along with pitch sessions from international, university, and social impact entrepreneurs. This boils down to more capital opportunities for entrepreneurs and more potential investments for investors.

To celebrate its silver anniversary, PACT Capital Conference 2018 will be held at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, culminating with the much-anticipated gala reception directly following the Lion’s Den. For the latest information, visit:, Linkedin, Twitter (@PhilaPACT), and Facebook.

About Jenzy
Jenzy is an early stage technology company headquartered in Philadelphia that utilizes highly accurate foot sizing technology to output personalized size recommendations in healthy shoes for young children. Through its app, Jenzy makes online shoe buying easy and convenient, and ensures that young children, ages 0-6, get the right fit in the right shoe every time. Jenzy only recommends brands that are developmentally appropriate for children, making it easy for parents to confidently make online shoe purchases they can feel good about. To learn more about Jenzy, visit

History of the PACT Capital Conference
The PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. This day-and-a-half event offers both sponsors and attendees access to emerging companies from the Mid-Atlantic region, networking opportunities with the movers and shakers from the community, and educational panels and content sessions. As the oldest and most established venture conference in the Northeast, this conference draws more than 1,000 participants each year. It stands as the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

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