The main objective of this research is to examine the impact of social capital and its dimensions and the motivation for advancement on the entrepreneurial spirit of students. The statistical population of the study is all TabrizUniversity students at all levels in the academic year of 1395-1396, from whom 382 students were selected through random sampling and the data were collected. The results showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between total social capital, social trust, social norm, social network, and motivation for progress with the entrepreneurial spirit of students. In addition, the results indicated that there was a positive and significant relationship between the dimensions of entrepreneurial spirit and independent variables of research. The result of path analysis also showed that the motive of progress directly influenced the dependent variable by 0.29%. The variable of social trust is 0.14% directly and 0.18 percent has influenced the entrepreneurial spirit through the motive of progress. The social norm variable, as much as 0.15%, has influenced the entrepreneurial spirit of the studied sample. Finally, the social network variable had the most direct effect (0.36%) and indirectly (40.0%) through the variable of the motive of progress on the variable of entrepreneurial spirit.