Tickets Are Now Available for the BETAS 2021! 



Event Details | A Two-Part Celebration

Where: The Honda VIP Tent at Canalside

5-7pm: Networking, Cocktails & Live Music (Tickets Available)

7:30-10pm: Sit Down Dinner, Awards Ceremony & After Party (Invite Only)

The BETAS have traditionally started in the late afternoon with a technology showcase and a student robotics competition that led into our sit-down dinner and award show. This year, in light of our communities phasing back into normalcy, we've decided to keep this event light. 

We will kick off the evening with a networking cocktail party and welcome all of Buffalo's tech community to join us. Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets include a two-hour open bar, appetizers and live music.   

Then we will close off the event to invite-only guests, where we will have a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony to honor this year's winners. 

This is surely going to be a celebration for the books!

Don't worry - we are still going to incorporate our technology showcase into this year's event calendar. Our annual Fall Bash will host this excellent opportunity, and we're already excited about having another event on the calendar to bring WNY's tech community together.

About the BETAS

The BETAS (Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase) recognizes 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. Last year we took this event online in leu of COVID-19, but we're so excited to be back in person this year and plan to honor Buffalo's finest technology professionals from 2019 and 2020 at this year's event.

Our 2021 Categories 

Our categories look a little different than previous years and that was intentionally done to pay special tribute to the innovation we saw during COVID-19's most trying months. Keep an eye on our social media pages to see who has been selected as Finalists! Winners will be announced the evening of the event.  

  • Good Neighbor Award
  • Pivot with Purpose
  • Innovative Educator
  • Woman in Tech
  • Next-Gen Innovator
  • Tech Leader
  • Rising Star
  • Project Manager of the Year - Powered by PMI Buffalo

View our Finalists HERE

BETAS Presenting Sponsor

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York


BETAS Dinner Sponsors

Beckage | TIBCO


BETAS Networking Sponsors

OneStream Software | Google Cloud | snowflake



BETAS After Party Sponsor


Annual Gold Sponsors

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Rich Products
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
M&T Bank
360 PSG
Buffalo Business First
PMI Buffalo

Become a Sponsor of InfoTech WNY 

Get the most out of our organization and the annual BETAS by becoming a sponsor!  For more information, visit here: