BizLatte is a startup that provides resources to help unemployed and underemployed millennials as well as students, live a purposeful life, build meaningful relationships, and commit to their passions. Founded in Houston, Texas in 2016 by three friends, Pavi Dinamani, Matt Avery, and Namrata “Nammy” Sirur, we aim to prove to the world that millennials are, in fact, worth betting on. Through our combined years of work experience, life experience, and education, we offer unique insights and a fresh approach to helping others cope with the complexities of a modern workforce.
So how did it all come together? Nammy from The 9to5 MisFits and Matt from Your MBA Purpose happened to meet at a Bauer (University of Houston) Alumni event. Nothing dramatic happened, yet this was the beginning of a friendship. Over the course of a few months, both helped each other and collaborated on their respective ventures. Shortly after, Nammy, Pavi, and Matt met over coffee, of course, and decided to combine forces to become the one-stop shop for professional development. Now as a unified team, BizLatte is set to help professionals with their career advancement needs and to infuse some personality and fun into the process.
THE 9TO5 MISFITS - YouTube duo tackling unemployment with hilarious grace.
In June 2016, when BizLatte was but a distant dream, cofounders Pavi and Nammy, who were both unemployed at the time, started a YouTube channel, The 9to5 MisFits. Unemployment can be scary and confusing, but for Pavi and Nammy, it was comforting to have a "buddy" to go through it with, because no amount of productivity blogs or TED Talks can inspire action the same way a friend can. So they decided to give everyone else in a similar situation a virtual “friend” in the form of their YouTube channel.
Through weekly videos, they shared their very own hilarious anecdotes as well as helpful tips and resources to deal with the emotional, financial, and practical realities of being unemployed. Ultimately, they hoped to create a supportive community of like-minded individuals wanting to crush unemployment and remove the stigma associated with it. Today, The 9to5 MisFits is still going strong as a brand under the BizLatte umbrella.
Check out the videos and blogs here.
Pavi S. Dinamani, Co-founder
I am a vegetarian, animal-loving, dancing, Dubai-bred, party-planning Chemical Engineer who's all about helping people and creating a sense of community. I worked in Canada, India and the States. I was recently laid off from my Oil & Gas engineering job, which led to dealing with a loss of my identity. Read more
Namrata "Nammy" Sirur, Co-founder
I’m a part-time dancer, full-time foodie, and perennial knowledge junkie on a never-ending quest for self-improvement. I had lived a fairly comfortable life and always played it safe, but a few years ago, I decided to shake things up and really take charge of my life. Read more
Your MBA Purpose
Your MBA Purpose started as an online resource for MBA students with e-guides and a blog. Within a month, the site gained 1,000+ visitors who wanted to become their ideal professional selves. Soon, it was apparent that the site was for more than just MBA students as many of the resources resonated with professionals at varied stages of their career. Then something amazing happened - other people began contributing to the site. Alejandro I. Sanoja was the first to start sharing articles he wrote. A month later, over 5 contributors joined with no reward other than providing resources to the Your MBA Purpose audience with the goal of helping people live a more purposeful life. Now, Your MBA Purpose is merging with The 9to5 MisFits in order to add even more value to individuals and businesses!
Matt Avery, Co-founder
Once, while listening to the radio I heard that after Vikings reached a new land they would burn their boat which gave them two options: conquer or die. Many times I have made it to a place in my life but made sure I had a life raft to keep me comfortable just in case I wanted to retreat. Yet, every time I kept the life raft I never fully committed to a project or job. I have realized that it is now time to burn my boat, but before I explain in more depth I need to share a story. Read more.