STEP Mexico

Project: Research

Project participants


The Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) is a joint project of Leuphana University and several partner universities in East and West Africa. The STEP training aims to promote entrepreneurship among youths and undergraduate students by providing them with knowledge, skills, and confidence in how to start a new business. The STEP training is unique insofar as it is action-oriented and evidence-based. During the STEP training, the trainees engage in start-up process of a real micro business to learn entrepreneurship “on-the-job”. The trainees learn how to start and run a new business based on action-principles that have been derived from the scientific literature on entrepreneurship, management, and psychology. The STEP training is a 12-week training course which covers different topics, such as opportunity identification, management of finances, and personal initiative, from the domains of entrepreneurship, business administration, and psychology.