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Darius Wey of HealthEngine - Product design genius, entrepreneur and self proclaimed nerd - Episode 17

  • Ask Alyka
  • Digital Marketing

21 Nov 2017

Darius Wey co-founded HealthEngine, an online platform that helps patients book health appointments 24/7 by connecting them with qualified practitioners.

HealthEngine is Perth’s most celebrated tech startup with over 2 million monthly visitors, more than 150 employees and is venture backed by a large Silicon valley investor. Darius built the original HealthEngine booking system over one Christmas and the platform has been going strong ever since.

Although he won’t say it, Darius is a genius and is passionate about developing awesome software products. He has even created a meetup community called Product Tank Perth, which we will link below.

What we talk about:

  1. While studying Medicine, you decided to change your degree. Why?
  2. When did you come on board with HealthEngine?
  3. Why did you come on board with HealthEngine?
  4. How did you feel at the start? Scared? Excited? Stressed?
  5. I heard that you single handedly developed the first generation HealthEngine app over Christmas. Is this true?
  6. When you first started, how did you guys generate customers?
  7. What was your biggest failure as a business or as co-founder of the business?
  8. What was your biggest success as a business or as co-founder of the business?? 
  9. Why do most startups fail? What are they top 1 or 2 reasons?
  10. Why did you guys do so well?
  11. What do you think are the biggest keys to success for you as technology expert or business person? Coding ability? Able to see tech trends? Leadership ability? Negotiation ability? etc
  12. What are your key strengths? E.g. coding? understanding technology? people skills? sales? etc
  13. How did you train these strengths? (Appreciate if you can be specific)
  14. What are books do you recommend people read?
  15. What idols do you look up to?
  16. If someone wants to create a tech product, where do they start?
  17. What is the future of HealthEngine over the next 1, 3, 5 years?
  18. Tell us about any side apps that you have created that earn you money?
  19. What is the project you are most excited about right now?

You can check our Darius’s product tank group here:…=QFTyYRfBpfZ9xLAc

Some of the books Darius recommends

  • Hooked by Nir Eyal (His favourite to date)
  • Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers by Gabriel Weinberg
  • Sprint by Jake Knapp
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown