Cheeseboy and the Golden Sandwiches

Cheeseboy is a young and rapidly expanding company that operates “quick-service restaurants” specializing in grilled cheese. It is also the nickname of the company’s cheese-crazy founder and president, Michael Inwald SOM ’10.

The Connecticut Post Mall in Milford is not a remarkable place. It is not beautiful. It is grey and flat and illumined by cold fluorescent lights. I stepped off an escalator, crossed that sorriest of American public spaces—the food court—and approached the Cheeseboy counter. When a beaming young employee appeared and said, with real enthusiasm, “Have you ever been here before?” I suddenly felt everything was going to be all right. He shepherded me through my order—American cheese on Italian bread with tomato and bacon—rolled. . . Read more
Alec Joyner
The Innovation Scene

Startup Connecticut is the state’s ambitious new plan for encouraging entrepreneurship.

I paused before entering The Grove, a sleek “coworking” space on Orange Street. Someone inside opened the door for me and said, “Don’t be shy.” In fact, I was hardly noticed. It was a Sunday afternoon, and Startup Weekend New Haven, a three-day marathon of networking, pitching, coding, and designing, was drawing to a close. Startup Weekend, a nonprofit organization, has been holding similar marathons around the world since 2007. This was the first in New Haven. Eighty participants from across the country attended between. . . Read more
Julia Calagiovanni