Angela Yee of “The Breakfast Club,” who already owns Juice for Life juice bar in Brooklyn, New York, has expanded her entrepreneurial efforts by launching the website www.drinkfreshjuice.com last week. Rolling out spoke exclusively with the entertainment veteran at the Black Women Talk Tech conference in New York City about what inspired her to launch the website.
“I have DrinkFreshJuice.com, and that’s a subscription-based press[ed] juice business, and that just came from the need for me to want to reach people in other cities,” Yee said.
The beverages contain 100 percent juice, are USDA organic and cold-pressed, never frozen. The product is certified organic, which means free of harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The juices are made from non-GMO fruits and vegetables and exclude dairy and animal products, making them 100 percent vegan.
Yee, who wakes up every morning at 4 a.m. to host “The Breakfast Club” on New York’s Power 105.1 FM, which is also simulcast on Diddy’s Revolt network, explained what inspired her initial interest in the juice business.
“It’s important for me to be healthy because if not I would be sick all the time, I’d be losing my voice, I wouldn’t have energy, I’d be lethargic, that’s really where the need came from,” Yee expressed.
Yee discussed the experience of hosting a segment with Kenya Moore at the Black Women Talk Tech conference, a collective of Black women tech founders. “It’s been amazing,” Yee said. “First of all, I think, even coming to an event like this, and seeing Black women who have a common goal, it is inspiring for me. I’ve already made so many connections. Things like this are great for networking and it’s great for you to know that you’re on the right path to whatever business you’re trying to do.”
Check out the video interview on page two.