Due to the New York State mandates concerning COVID-19 and banning large events, InfoTech WNY is postponing the BETAS, originally scheduled for May 7, to a later date which has yet to be determined.  We are still, however, accepting your BETAS nominations so please continue to nominate companies and individuals.  We will continue to communicate with our WNY tech community as we plan for a future BETAS date.  Stay strong, be healthy and we look forward to celebrating with you as soon as we can!   

About the BETAS

The BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) recognize and celebrates WNY's organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism. It is such enterprising work done every day that feeds economic development and technological excellence within the Buffalo Niagara region.  During the BETAS we feature WNY IT companies in the Technology Showcase leading into the awards dinner ceremony and after party.  Get the most out of InfoTech WNY and the BETAS - Become a Sponsor of InfoTech WNY.

2020 BETAS Award Nominations are now open click to view the categories and nominate!


Event Schedule at RiverWorks: 

4:00pm - 7:00pm Technology Showcase / Mayhem in May Robot Competition (2nd floor)
7:00pm - 8:15pm Dinner and Awards (1st floor)
8:15pm - 9:30pm After Party (2nd floor)


2020 BETAS Registration is Open!


View our Past BETAS Winners



Robot Competition Breakdown - 

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. during the Technology Showcase and Run by Team 12736 Electric Mayhem – Nichols School

Description – Nine local High Schools bring their robots to compete against each other during the Technology Showcase in a dedicated area on the 2nd floor of RiverWorks.  There was about 80 students and parents on-site during the competition.

3:00 – 5:00 Setup –student competitors set-up and began the preliminary Robot competition and identified the four top teams 
 5:45 – 6:45 – Finals of the Robot competition – Trophies were awarded to the top three teams 


During the Technology Showcase and Robot Competition, there was also larger Robots available for guests to try out.

View last years event here - http://bit.ly/RobotLiveStream

Thank you to our Mayhem in May Robot Competition Title Sponsor:


And thank you to our additional Mayhem in May sponsors: