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.  Click below to become a Sponsor of InfoTech WNY.

Machine VS. Mankind

View our 2018 Nomination Categories and Finalists

May 3rd BETAS Agenda

2018 will bring FIRST Tech Challenge, building robots at our BETAS Technology Showcase!  In addition, there will be 4 large robots on site that will be used as demos during the event. This portion of the event will be held from 3pm to 5pm.

  • 3pm - 5pm: FIRST Tech Challenge (FREE to attend)
  • 4pm - 7pm:  InfoTech WNY BETAS Technology Showcase (FREE to attend)
  • 5:45 - 6:45pm: Finals of the Robot competition – Awards are presented (FREE to attend)
  • 7pm - 8pm: BETAS Awards Dinner (Ticket Required)
  • 8pm - 10pm: BETAS After Party (Ticket Required) 


Register to attend the 2018 Technology Showcase


Purchase BETAS Dinner Tickets and Tables


New this year - Mayhem in May!  Robot Competition

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

Description – Between 10-12 local High Schools will compete during the Technology Showcase in a dedicated area on the 2nd floor of RiverWorks.  There will be an estimated 100-120 students and parents on-site during the competition.  
 3:00 – 5:00 Setup –student competitors will set-up and begin the preliminary Robot competition and identify the four top teams 
 5:45 – 6:45 – Finals of the Robot competition – Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams 

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

Thank you to our Robot Competition Sponsors: