SU Hult Prize winners announced, history major leads winning team

Farm to Flame Energy, founded by William Lee Mendes McKnight, a history major in the Maxwell School, won the Syracuse University campus qualifier for the prestigious Hult Prize and will advance to one of the 15 regional finals in March 2018. The venture partners with entrepreneurially-minded community members in developing countries to collaboratively design and develop micro-grid solutions, leveraging locally grown crops, to harness the power of energy and build more sustainable rural economies.The Hult Prize, known as “the Nobel Prize for student startups,” seeks out game-changing student social enterprises that compete to solve the world’s toughest challenges. 12/15/17