Castulus studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he completed his studies with a PhD in 1995.
In parallel to his activities as scientific assistant at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University and at the European Nuclear Research Centre CERN in Geneva from 1991 to 1997, he also gained a PhD in social sciences.
Castulus gathered experience in consulting and applied research with one of the leading top management consulting firms and the Institute for Innovation Research of the German Fraunhofer Society before he was appointed as a director to the management board of a business consulting subsidiary of the latter in 2000.
In 2001, he changed to the management of the holding company for businesses in the field of new media of a large German publishing house. There, Castulus was responsible for the corporate venture management and, as business development manager, for the setting-up of new businesses and innovations at the interface print-online.
Since the beginning of 2004, Castulus is working as a business consultant with future directions. He has extensive project experience in the fields of (new) media, publishing, telecommunication, technology and innovation.
In addition to his consulting and management duties, Castulus continued his academic activities as a lecturer at several universities on innovation management, media and ICT (among others in Munich and St. Gallen). His research is published in various international journals.
In 2007 Castulus Kolo became professor at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart. He is now in charge for the programme of study for Media Management in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne as well as the international programme.