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What is STEP?

The Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) is an entrepreneurship training that fosters the entrepreneurial mindset and boosts business creation.

Where is STEP running?

STEP is a joint project of Leuphana University and partner universities worldwide. Have a look and explore the places where STEP has been implemented.

The concept of STEP

STEP is action-oriented and evidence-based. STEP students form teams and engage in the start-up process of a real micro business during the training.

  • More than 3,000 students in various countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have participated in STEP since the first training in 2009
  • STEP has been designed for students from universities, vocational training institutes, and secondary schools
  • STEP boosts the start-up rate by 34%
  • STEP increases the number of new jobs by 35%
  • STEP fits the local context because it is the product of a cooperation with several partner universities in Africa
  • STEP provides partner institutions with comprehensive know-how about organizing and conducting the training to support the institutionalization of STEP in the long-term


STEP is an entrepreneurship training for youths and young adults. STEP boosts entrepreneurship, creates jobs, and provides a career outlook for young people in developing countries. So far, STEP has made a difference to more than 3,000 students across the globe.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions for students, funding organizations, and universities.

  • I’m interested in supporting or implementing STEP. Where can I get further information about the STEP project?

Become part of the team

If you are interested in becoming part of the STEP team, we are currently looking for research assistants for post-evaluations in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria  and Mexico.

For more details please download the job description here:

Ausschreibung Kenya and Uganda Post-Evaluation 2018

Ausschreibung Mexico Pre- and Post-Evaluation 2018

Ausschreibung Nigeria Pre- und Post-Evaluation 2018

Please send your application to
We are looking forward to your application.


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