About The Institute

The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship, is an investment in the future founded by Midland States Bank.  The Institute oversees the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program as it expands across the United States, partnering with communities to create project-based experiences for program participants by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring.

In the fall of 2018, there will be nearly 45 CEO programs spread throughout Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Missouri.


The Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship is Midland State Bank’s investment in the future. We’re entrepreneurs ourselves, and through the CEO program we believe we can ignite that same entrepreneurial spirit in young people and communities across the nation.
— Jack Schultz | Midland States Bank

Launching a CEO Class

If you are interested in learning more about bringing CEO to your area, fill out the form below and we will get in back to you with more information!