PRESS & MEDIA


The First American Urgent Care Clinic to Finds its Way Into China

Originally published: June 16th, 2017

On June 16, at a press release in Pudong, Shanghai, the well-known U.S. urgent care brand FastMed announced its expansion into the Chinese market, becoming the first urgent care clinic in China. Operating inside Shanghai’s Yosemite Clinic, FastMed will initiate a brand new urgent care business model in China. Dr. Keying Song, founder of Shanghai Yosemite Clinic, says, “As a pioneer of China’s independent same-day surgery establishment, our clinic model fits the U.S. “Mini Hospital” concept, which provides comprehensivemedical services. Therefore, general practice is one of our core services. We have been looking for a strategic partner in the field of general practice for a year now, and finally decided to choose FastMed because of the maturity of America’s urgent care business model and its emphasis on the Chinese market.


FastMed Urgent Care Announces Expansion into China

Originally published: June 14th, 2017

FastMed Urgent Care, the premier and fastest-growing urgent care brand in the U.S., today announced a strategic expansion into China, positioning FastMed as the first urgent care provider to enter the Chinese market.


FastMed Urgent Care Announces Expansion into China

Originally published: June 14th, 2017

FastMed Is First Mover to Serve Untapped Potential of the Chinese Healthcare Market and Provide Quality, Trusted Urgent Care


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FastMed Is First Mover To Serve Untapped Potential Of The Chinese Healthcare Market And Provide Quality, Trusted Urgent Care

Originally published: June 14th, 2017

FastMed Urgent Care, the premier and fastest-growing urgent care brand in the U.S., today announced a strategic expansion into China, positioning FastMed as the first urgent care provider to enter the Chinese market.

“We could not be more excited to begin our new phase of growth with the opening of FastMed’s first urgent care center in China. In addition to positioning our company for expansion beyond the U.S. market, this new endeavor will satisfy a critical need in China’s massive healthcare transformation to provide better alternatives to a medically underserved population,” said Sami Elbadramany, Executive Vice President of FastMed Urgent Care. 


In the money Dec. 12: Three Austin startups just raised $2.4M in funding

Originally published: December 16th, 2016

Pacific Springboard LLC, which helps U.S. “healthy lifestyle” brands launch in China, added about $1.3 million to a previously announced funding round with 10 investors. The company, founded in 2016, has worked with Domino’s Pizza Inc. and Starbucks Corp. in China, according to its website, and its founders are Joe Canterbury, Frank Kraso and Brian Magierski, a co-founder and former CEO of Austin’s Appconomy Inc.


Eagle Merchant Partners Backs Planet Fitness Franchise Deal

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Nov. 10, 2016 

Eagle Merchant Partners has partnered with JLM Financial Partners, a firm formed to aggregate planet fitness franchises, to back a group of the fitness chain’s franchises.


From China to Austin: Investment summit aims to expand economic ties

originally published: March 29th, 2015

Joe Canterbury helped establish Starbucks in China. Frank Krasovec built a network of Domino’s and Subway restaurants around Shanghai. Steve Papermaster spent eight years on a key U.S.-China economic initiative under then-President George W. Bush.

All three live in Central Texas, where the usual perception of local businesses in China focuses on Dell Inc. and the region’s other large multinational companies. Yet they and a small collection of other area investors and entrepreneurs are quietly expanding the economic ties between the Austin’s and China’s economies.