We envision a campus in the heart of Greece’s Thessaly Valley; a place where talented, inspired dreamers and thinkers from all over the country are given back the opportunity to collaborate, debate, and create; so the next generation of our sons and daughters don’t have to emigrate in order to live proudly, innovate, and thrive.

Dimos Papakwnstantinoy


Interactive Designer

At 26 years of age and a multi-talented interactive designer, Dimos personifies who we're trying to keep in Larissa, and he just happens to live 20m from the office door.


Our current team is constantly striving to reach the outer limits of innovation day in and day out--it's in our DNA.


Working on Fortune 500 global brands is inspiring; doing it within your hometown of Larissa is heartwarming.

About the founder

Who is Manos?

Manos Sifakis is a Computer Systems Engineer with a dream too big to be contained by a corporate position.

He founded customedialabs 16 years ago and now has two offices in the US along with an office in Larissa, Greece his home town that employs 45 people.

Project Thessaly Valley is an extension of customedialabs, and part of our mission to help keep Greece's best and brightest in Greece.

Turn the tide

We want to reverse the situation. We want to halt the brain drain and bring our best and brightest minds back home. We aspire to create an environment where our young people can help build a future; for themselves, for Greece.

Unemployment in total population



Main countries of
destination in the eu:

  1. UK
  2. Germany
  3. Netherlands
  4. Belgium
  5. Sweden
  6. France
  7. Austria

Main countries of
destination outside the eu:

  1. Switzerland
  2. USA
  3. Norway
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Canada
  6. Australia

"Generation G: young, talented, Greek – and part of the biggest brain drain in an advanced western economy in modern times."

-The Guardian-

The dream has begun





Metrics from our offices

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The Next Adventure

Visited by Odysseus, witness to the battle between the Titans and the Olympians, the traditional and modern administrative region of Greece. Thessaly is primed for its next bold epic.

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Designed For Discovery

The birthplace of philosophy, democracy, and design feels a most fitting place to create the next iteration of the workplace. And with two institutes and 10 schools nearby training growing minds in everything from the health sciences to business and economics, the area is helping create informed, engaged, and driven future employees.

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Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor athletes and nature enthusiasts alike will appreciate and be inspired by the abundance of natural wonders waiting here. Visit the monasteries in Meteora, enjoy the beautiful beaches of Pelion, go hiking on Mount Olympus, skiing on Pertouli, or rafting in Aspropotamos River.

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Spirit-Lifting Sunshine

Those postcard pictures you've lusted over weren't lying - it's a stunning scenic forecast of sharp sunshine here most days. We find the mild Mediterranean perfect for energizing us in the morning, and lighting our way through another exciting workday, and enjoying downtime to the max.

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Timing Is Everything

So much has been done here. But so much more is just on the horizon. Thessaly is at the crux of change; powerful, impactful things are about to happen. Be a part of the next chapter of this region's rich history.

Project Thessaly Valley will be the crucible for people who aspire to transform dream into reality, and who have the will to make great things happen in a community built by and for them.

- Manos Sifakis, Founder