February 24, 2013
Funds Nurture Entrepreneurs With Far-Out Ideas to Benefit Society
Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times/Redux
While working in an impoverished area in Peru, Liz Morris hit upon the idea of building a better outhouse.
Ms. Morris, who has degrees in packaging science and engineering, founded Sanitation Creations in May 2011. The two-person start-up, based in Raleigh, N.C., is developing a waterless, odorless toilet that Ms. Morris says will improve hygiene in developing countries.
Her academic background did little to prepare for her becoming a CEO—“I spent a lot of time in