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x-runner’s mission is to bring reliable and responsible sanitation to low-income, urban households that can't have regular toilets.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Lima, Lima Region, Peru
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 14
  • Website

Company Summary

x-runner operates a sustainable sanitation system by providing a dry toilet that collects feces in its interior. We consider the 3 components of sanitation (product, transport and treatment), having embedded our toilet in a pick-up system. Once a week our team picks up the feces and turn them into nutrient rich compost at our facility hub. We built our concept involving our end users, making sure that it is human centered.


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    Isabel Medem
    CEO, Co-founder

    Isabel has a Master's degree from ESCP Europe in International Business and has worked in developing countries in several parts of the world. Being half Peruvian she has a profound understanding of the country and its culture. Her strategic thinking and innovative approach allow her to confront the challenges of this reality in the best possible way. Isabel is in charge of creating and implementing the strategy for the next expansion phase.

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    Jessica Altenburger
    Head of R&D, Founder

    Jessica is a Swiss Industrial Designer and holds a BFO with Honors from Parsons School of Design in New York. She believes that designers have the duty to change the world. During her thesis year at Parsons, she collaborated with homeless families, causing her to become a strong believer in user-centered development processes. At x-runner Jessica is in charge for research and development with focus on sanitation innovation and treatment methods.