Michael Inwald
Michael Inwald
Company : Cheeseboy
Age: 30
Website: cheeseboy.com

Michael Inwald has a real thing for cheese. This isn't a casual relationship. His friends even nicknamed him ''Cheeseboy.''

A serial entrepreneur, who started businesses in media and marketing, Inwald used a Yale MBA program to springboard into his next venture, which is near and dear to his heart, and stomach -- grilled cheese.

Inwald makes notoriously good grilled cheese, but a survey done during business planning told him that more could be done with his favorite snack. There was an open market for the affordable, healthy, quick, comfort food.

In 2009, he used $20,000 to test his idea at country fairs, and his success drew the interest of private investors. Now, Cheeseboy is more than a nickname, but a fast-stop restaurant headquartered in Boston, with three locations and seven more planned this year.

Cheeseboy provides more than a tasty sandwich. The company runs grand-opening fundraisers at each store, donating over $10,000 to date to camps for chronically ill children.


Last updated July 07 2011: 10:37 AM ET
Join the Conversation

Running a successful small business is hard. But these 8 kid entrepreneurs are showing that it's just child's play. More

These women, made famous through modeling, show they have brains as well as beauty when it comes to entrepreneurship. More

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.