Congratulations to our 2022 BETAS Award Winners!




BETAS Event Schedule:

4 PM - 6:30 PM Technology Showcase
5:30 PM Open Bar Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM Dinner and Awards Presentations
7:45 PM After Party

BETAS Presenting Sponsor

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York


Annual Gold Sponsors

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

Thank you to our event sponsors:

After Party Sponsor: Vonage [contact Kamdon Flaherty at 716-983-3401]


SPECIAL THANKS!  Sunnking will be onsite with an electronic recycling truck!  We encourage our attendees to bring your old electronics!   

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Congratulations to our 2022 BETAS Nominees:

Best Tech Culture (Large)

M&T Bank
Independent Health
ACV Auctions
Kaleida Health


Best Tech Culture (Small)

Lighthouse Technology Services
Tech Savvy
Computer SOS, Inc.

Diversity in Tech

Malkijah Griffiths, Team Real Talk, Inc.
I'Jaz Ja'ciel, Investigative Post
Ray Zylinski, VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement
Murray Richburg, M&T Bank
Ivory Robinson, Hitco

Innovative Educator

Hadar Borden, University at Buffalo

Joaquin Carbonara, SUNY Buffalo State
Darren Brown-Hall, Williamsville Central School District
Heather Fleming, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District

Next Gen Innovator

Jack Watkins, Hamburg High School
Marv Ibrahim, BOSQ Pumps
Aditya Pandya, University at Buffalo
Abhishek Verma, University at Buffalo
Sean Sanders, University at Buffalo

Rising Star

Brandon Lyles, Rich Products
Jeffrey Kopra, LenderLogix
John Kappel, Innosek
Asif Hossain, eRMG
Emmi Sauls, LenderLogix
Juweria Dahir, EforAll
Megan Kelly, ZIZO Technologies, Inc.
Andrew Siradas, WellConnected
Charles Marra, Quadrant Biosciences
Nick Benedetti, Rich Products
Rayne Francis-Barberio, Trocaire College

Tech for Good

David Gonzalez, Arbol
Adam Shine, Sunnking
Juweria Dahir, EforAll Buffalo
Duane Conners, WellConnected
Max Brie, Dalorum
Kelly Dodd, 211 NY
Garret Hussak, EmergenceTek Group, Inc

Tech Leader

John Jahnke,
Dilip Singh, Sedara 
Jon Ebel, Verivend
Juweria Dahir, EforAll Buffalo
Bill Boulden, Chief Software Engineer
Michael Grimaldi, Delaware North
John Kappel, Innosek
Nate Wintringer, West Herr Automotive Group
Garret Hussak, EmergenceTek Group, Inc

Woman In Tech

Kelly Martin, M&T Bank
Elizabeth Callahan, Buffalo Manufacturing Works
Sonya Tareke, Team Real Talk, Inc
Sarah Tanbakuchi, TechBuffalo
Dana Golden, Synacor
Ann Forest, Rich Products Corporation
Lynn Rathbun, Trocaire College
Molly Bakewell Chamberlin, Embassy Global, LLC
Click HERE to learn more about each category