Elliot Menschik

Elliot Menschik – Startup Business Development, Healthcare and Life Sciences

Amazon Web Services


Elliot is a physician/scientist/engineer turned repeat founder and investor. At Amazon’s cloud computing arm, AWS, he’s responsible for relationships with early-stage life science companies and investors, partnering to speed their products to market. Earlier he founded the healthcare practice of Dreamit Ventures where he led investments in 40+ seed-stage startups. Elliot was previously the founder and CEO of HxTechnologies, a pioneer in medical imaging and health information exchange which he sold to Health Care Service Corporation, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of TX, IL, OK, NM and MT.  He currently serves on the Boards of BioBots and TowerView Health and is faculty at the University of Pennsylvania where he’s taught scientists and engineers how to create and operate startups. An NIH Fellow in the Medical Scientist Training Program, Elliot received his MD and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and holds MSE and BSEE degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins.