PubTalk features Lance Neibauer of Lancair Intl.
Feb 02,2007 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

PubTalk will feature keynote speaker Lance Neibauer on February 8.  Neibauer is founder and designer of kit aircraft manufacturer Lancair and its spin-off Columbia Aircraft. Neibauer will talk about business challenges in the high-barriers-to-entry aircraft manufacturing industry, raising equity capital and building successful companies. He’ll touch on his philosophies of design and company culture.


Lancair’s Lance Neibauer will be the featured keynote speaker at PubTalk on Feb. 8.

Neibauer has been at the forefront of redefining the modern airplane for the last two and one-half decades. A graphic artist by training, his acclaimed designs are known as much for their unconventional beauty as their state-of-the-art engineering and safety. After initial success in the homebuilt market in the 1980s, Neibauer successfully took on the general aviation market in the 1990s, producing the first new four-seat aircraft to achieve FAA certification in over 30 years. A testament to his unique combination of art and engineering, the Lancair 320 was the first airplane to be featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

February PubTalk also features an early stage company presentation by HBN, a start-up with an intriguing approach to managing and distributing digital content by means other than web browsers or email programs. Kevin Corson, HBN’s founder, has prior technology experience as founder of Marketing Engineers, Chief Vision Officer for Sonic Foundry and President of COVOX.

Central Oregon’s lively PubTalk series is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, in Father Luke’s Foundation Room, located at Parrish Center, 720 Bond Street in Bend, Oregon.

About PubTalk
Central Oregon PubTalk is presented by Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) in partnership with Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) and underwritten by title sponsors Ball Janik LLP and Community First Bank. Cost to EDCO and OEF members is $15 and $25 to the general public. To register for the event, please visit or contact

PubTalk is a monthly event celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central Oregon and strives to provide a unique forum where leaders of growing businesses can network with qualified funding sources, fellow entrepreneurs, key advisors, and business professionals. Following the keynote speaker, early stage presenters share ideas, experiences and strategies for the review of other businesses, angel investors, and EDCO/OEF members.