Asad Hamir, Klyk: electronic waste and sustainable IT for businesses 💻♻🧡

Asad Hamir is the CEO and Founder of Klyk. 

Growing up his family always focused on getting more out of less, alongside his dad who worked in IT, Asad grew up with a passion for tech and sustainability.

The idea of Klyk came to Asad when he was looking for a more sustainable solution for managing his IT for one of his other businesses. When he further explored the market and understood the impact electronic waste (e-waste) was having on the planet, he set out to provide a better solution.

Klyk is building a circular economy for IT where every last bit of value is extracted from devices and software whilst minimising their impact on the planet. Klyk reuses and resells refurbished tech devices, whilst also looking holistically at how businesses are sustainably managing their IT. 

Asad chats about the scary impact of e-waste, becoming a serial entrepreneur, appearing on dragon’s den, his biggest failure and being a B Corp advocate. 

  • 02.12: The influences that shaped Asad’s focus on tech and sustainability
  • 08.00: The extent of the e-waste (electronic waste) problem
  • 15.39: How easy is it to recycle devices?
  • 18.13: Klyk overview
  • 23.35: Validating the business model in 2 days
  • 30.12: The environmental impact of software
  • 36.25: Asad’s other business ventures
  • 39.13: Asad’s biggest failure, losing £4 million in personal wealth
  • 41.50: His Dragon’s Den experience
  • 47.01 Advocating for B Corp

Our Host:
Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams. / / 

Our Guest:
Asad Hamir, Founder and CEO of Klyk. /
Our Sponsor:
Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more. /

Our Producer:
Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionada, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself. / 
Asad Hamir, Klyk: electronic waste and sustainable IT for businesses 💻♻🧡
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