Oskar Hartmann was born in 1982 to a German family in Jambyl, what is now Kazakhstan. He spent his early childhood in a small village called Birlik (formerly Kokterek) in the Jambyl region. At the age of eight, Oskar and his family emigrated to Germany where the future entrepreneur spent his youth. At 17, Oskar went to the United States and attended high school in Ohio as an exchange student,where he perfected his English and immersed himself in American society. It was during this experience that he became fascinated with American business and entrepreneur culture. Upon returning home to Germany, Oskar graduated with the highest honors from his technical high school.

In 2004, prior to attending university, Oskar was obligated to fulfill his service in the German military. Oskar chose an alternative civilian service, which he undertook in Russia 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 Russian.

Upon completion of his service, Oskar returned to Germany to attend one of the top international business schools in Europe, WHU University — Otto Beisheim School of Management, where he received his degree in International Economics. While at WHU, Oskar was recognized as a top student and was chosen for prestigious internships at multinational companies such as BMW in Malaysia, Boston Consulting Group, and GameGoods UG in Cologne.
To complete his recent American and Russian experiences, Oskar spent several semesters as an MBA exchange student at the University of Hawaii in the U.S., and also at the Financial University in Moscow.

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