Bourbon Economics: A Chapter Social Event


Bourbon Economics: A Chapter Social Event

Is it a social event with an educational twist? Or an educational event with lots of socializing? Decide for yourself as professionals from across the region get together in a speakeasy to sip, connect, collaborate, and learn about the business of bourbon.


Key Takeaways:

  • Collaborate with some of the region’s premier advisors to small and middle-market business owners.
  • Experience one of Louisville’s newest downtown speakeasies.
  • Learn about the economic and business factors affecting the bourbon industry.


About the Presenter:

Industry expert Scott Lurding, President of Venture First, will be speaking during the event.


Thank you to our sponsors:

This meeting will be held at Hell or High Water Bar

Address: 112 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 40202



The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

Scott Lurding

Scott Lurding

President of Venture First

Meet Scott Lurding.

Scott serves as President of Venture First.  He has over two decades of business development, finance, strategy consulting, and entrepreneurial experience.  He has been involved with angel and venture-backed companies focused on healthcare, technology, education, information services, and financial technology.  Prior to joining Venture First, Scott managed Altus Advisory Partners, an advisory practice in the higher education sector. Before that, he served as the Associate Secretary (Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer) for the Phi Beta Kappa Society national office. He has held management and operating roles with CEB and Accenture, and was on the executive team of two entrepreneurial health care companies.

Early in his career, Scott served as analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.  Scott is the author of a Harvard Business School case study about an entrepreneurial healthcare company, and has been a guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Scott received a BA in English from Indiana University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.