Oskar Hartmann was born in 1982 into a German family in what is now Kazakhstan. At the age of 8, Oskar and his family emigrated to Germany where the future entrepreneur grew up spending all his youth years. At 17, Oskar went to the United States and attended a high school in Ohio as an exchange student. This is where he perfected his English language skills and acclimated himself to American society. It was through this experience that he became especially fascinated with the American business and entrepreneurship culture. Upon returning home to Germany, Oskar graduated with highest honors from his technical high school.
When it came to fulfilling Germany’s military conscription service, Oskar chose an alternative civilian service, which he undertook in Russia in 2004 at the Central Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow, the largest children’s hospital in Europe. During his time in Russia, Oskar quickly became fluent in the Russian language. After completing his service, he returned to Germany to study at one of the top international business schools in Europe, WHU University — Otto Beisheim School of Management, where he got his degree in International Economics. While studying at WHU, Oskar was recognized as one of the top students and chosen for prestigious internships at multinational companies such as BMW in Malaysia, Boston Consulting Company, and GameGoods UG in Cologne. To follow on from his recent American and Russian experiences, he also spent several semesters as an exchange MBA student at the University of Hawaii in the U.S., and then at the Financial University in Moscow.