CIRQ+ earns prestigious finalist presenter for 2022 SXSW PITCH

CIRQ+ CBOT world’s first IoT-enabled Autonomous disifecting robot battling COVID-19

We are thrilled to share how CIRQ+ developed CBOT, the world’s first IoT-enabled autonomous disinfecting robot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CBOT is positioned to become the new frontline technology to create healthier and safer environments for the future. says CEO, Yani Deros

CIRQ+, Inc., a Smart + Clean Automation company for commercial properties was selected as a finalist in the Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice category for the 14th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

“We are thrilled to share on this global stage how the CIRQ+ team developed CBOT, the world’s first IoT-enabled autonomous disinfecting robot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CBOT helps protect people reentering buildings and spaces against pathogens. The system is positioned to become the new frontline technology to create healthier and safer environments today and for the future.” says CIRQ+ Co-Founder and CEO, Yani Deros, who will be presenting.

“Since its beginning, SXSW Pitch has significantly helped shape the early-stage venture ecosystem and connected promising companies with the resources they need to thrive, giving promising companies the resources they need to succeed when it matters most,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer Chris Valentine. “Of the 572 companies who have participated since the competition’s inception, over 82 percent have gone on to secure funding and 17 percent have been acquired by the likes of Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable. We’re excited to see this year’s impressive group of startups take to the stage and show us how their innovations will change the world.”

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 11 – 20, 2022) Startups Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. Out of the 655 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2022, CIRQ+ was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2022 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 13, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

SXSW Pitch will feature finalists across the following 9 categories: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice, Enterprise & Smart Data, Entertainment, Gaming & Content, Extended Reality & Immersive Technology, Future of Work, Health, Wearables & Wellbeing, Innovative World Technologies, Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics, and Social & Culture.

CIRQ+ will present among four other companies in the Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Voice category on March 13,2022.

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit:

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About CIRQ+
CIRQ+’s at its core, instantly modernizes commercial properties by coupling its AI Cloud platform with a modular Smart Room tech hub that intelligently controls an IoT mesh network of sensor and devices to streamline operations. This creates an industry first freestanding Energy Management System that can save properties 25 – 50% on energy costs reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, CIRQ+ extended its platform capabilities and developed CBOT, the world’s first IoT autonomous disinfection robot that eliminates dangerous pathogens without manual labor helping protect people and creating healthier, safe spaces for all. For more information please visit:

About SXSW
SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. SXSW 2022 will take place March 11 – 20, 2022. For more information, please visit To register for the event, please visit

SXSW 2022 is sponsored by White Claw, Audible, Blockchain Creative Labs and The Austin Chronicle.

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