We know little about the role of motivation in general and achievement motivation (NAch) in particular on entrepreneurial intentions. We also do not know how NAch impacts, or interacts with, self-efficacy, one of the key drivers of intentions. Against this background, we therefore ask within this study: 1) What is the role of achievement motivation for the formation of entrepreneurial intent? 2) What are the impacts of NAch on self-efficacy another precursor to intentions? 3) How do cultural differences impact these relationships?