CEO, Campus Cellect, Inc. | CEO, Movement Hub, Inc.
“Dreamers of the day respond to the gap between vision and reality by closing it.” -T.E. Lawrence
Taking one of his favorite quotes to heart, David Grubbs has closed that gap by founding two innovative companies: Campus Cellect, Inc. and Movement Hub, Inc.
After graduating in 2007, Grubbs wasted no time starting his career. In fact, he had already founded Campus Cellect while a sophomore at Baylor. Campus Cellect provides platform mobile and web solutions for social networking, collaboration, and e-commerce marketplaces.
Grubbs is in the process of developing Noozhoo, which is a service of Campus Cellect that helps students efficiently manage college life and automate mundane tasks.
“Someday we hope to connect college campuses and college students around the world, enabling them to work on class projects and activities with their classmates sitting next to them and on the other side of the globe-seamlessly,” he said.
Grubbs also co-founded Movement Hub, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers online services through Gohub.org. Grubbs said many people have intentions of positively impacting the world, but few know how. Gohub helps bridge that disconnect.
“Gohub matches people with service opportunities based on their specific skills, interests, abilities, and locations,” he said. “If service became an everyday part of our lives-that to me would be incredibly significant.”
Frustration is the atypical muse that drives the 24-year-old entrepreneur’s creativity.
“Creativity for me comes from wrestling with something for a long time and being deeply frustrated with the current state of things,” Grubbs said. “I want to empower people to make a difference. I want to provide them with the tools and resources to connect, work together, learn from one another, and bring up a new generation of people that understands the world in all of its complexity.”
Grubbs said lessons he learned at Baylor helped establish a foundation that enabled him to build his companies.
“Baylor taught me to question everything and to question what I believe most of all,” he said. “There is no substitute for preparation and research before doing anything you set off to accomplish, and Baylor gave me the tools and discipline to do that effectively.”
As a young alumnus, Grubbs urges current students to understand the importance of absorbing knowledge from experienced professionals.
“Being young is an asset and a challenge,” he said. “Creating a well-balanced team of advisors will go a long way in providing the knowledge base you will need to successfully move forward.”
Grubbs has his hands full as a CEO while also serving on advisory boards for MySkyCafe, another website targeted to college students; and Baylor’s Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement. But don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.
“There are always a few things in development on the back burner,” he said. “It’s not really work if you are having fun, and I am having the time of my life.”