Jessica Ching

Jessica Ching set out to change the Pap test experience. “It’s not that people don’t want to take care of their health; it’s that getting to a clinic can be a barrier for some people,” says Ching, an industrial designer by training. “I wondered, What if there was a way for people to collect their own samples at home?”
Ching is CEO of Eve Medical, the Toronto medtech startup behind the Eve Kit, a hand-held device that allows women to perform their own Pap and STI tests. “What I wanted to do as a designer was to make that process as simple, easy and intuitive as possible,” says Ching, who describes herself as an accidental entrepreneur. “So that women wouldn’t feel intimidated by this medical procedure, and it [would be] almost impossible to collect the wrong sample.”